Fabrics that motivate you to move!

Fabrics that motivate you to move

Macaw’s entire collection is cut from three specially selected high-performance fabrics: Supplex, DuraFit and PowerSlim. These technical materials were chosen for their individual properties (some are better suited to high intensity workouts, while others are perfect for yoga and pilates) and because they will withstand the wear-and-tear of daily life.

Vibrant colours and patterns are a signature of Macaw designs so it was important for us to find fabrics that could be thrown in the wash, and come out looking as bright and energetically fabulous as they day they were purchased.
There’s a different feel to each one, from that next-to-nothing, feather-light feel, to medium compression that shapes the figure. Most importantly, Macaw’s fabrics are chosen to give you a confidence boost through coverage and comfort, with built-in secret weapons such as the PowerSlim butt lift bands, and moisture-wicking properties that keep you looking good and feeling fresh and empowered.


Supplex is one of our favourite high-performance fabrics to work with here at Macaw. You’ll find it throughout our collections, from crop tops to leggings, because it’s that good.

The highlight: Supplex is blended with elastane so it delivers serious support with just the right amount of stretch for unrestricted movement. It’s buttery-soft and breathable, wicking away sweat for that comfortable, dry feeling.

It provides full coverage, delivering confidence and a feel-good vibe whether you’re running or in a HIIT class. It’s highly durable too, so Macaw’s vibrant colours will stay put, wash after wash.

Wild Lilac high waist tights

Wild lilac high waist tights  

Purple Heaven high waist tights

Purple Heaven high waist tights


PowerSlim is a elasticated fabric with a hexagonal tread pattern that delivers multi-directional stretch and a comfortable light compression.

The highlight: We chose PowerSlim for the way it fits perfectly to the body while sculpting and supporting natural curves. The built-in PowerSlim butt lift bands give a natural boost.

Moisture-wicking and air circulation properties draw sweat away from the body during high-intensity workouts and keep you feeling dry and confident. The material dries quickly too, so unsightly sweat patches disappear quickly.
Macaw has incorporated a double layer of PowerSlim in its wide waistbands for more control, a flatter-looking tummy and a sculpted waist and back.

Blush Pink high waist tights


We love DuraFit for its weightless feel and ability to withstand the wear and tear of an active lifestyle.

The highlight: DuraFit is a multifilament fabric, meaning the yarn is made from more than one type of textile strand, resulting in a stronger, more versatile material. This delivers moderate compression to shape the figure. What this means for Macaw wearers is that their incredibly comfortable and supportive sportswear will last the test of time, and hold its bright colours through countless machine washes.

The cotton-soft DuraFit fabric is breathable and has anti-bacterial and moisture
wicking properties to keep you feeling fresh through your workout while zipping around town on particularly busy days.

Extra high waist tights blue

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