Meira Active is a made in NYC activewear brand that solves panty problems when it comes to leggings. We are here to bring ease to your active days by making a collection of thoughtful pieces designed for a woman's whole lifestyle. 

We invented Smooth Duo® Leggings with Built-in Underwear™ to address discomfort and panty lines with leggings and don’t plan on stopping there. Our bigger mission is to address uncomfortable and generally awkward situations women are faced with when it comes to apparel and beyond. 

“Meira” means shining and giving light. Our pieces are there for you to put on first thing in the morning, giving you a little luxurious hug. There’s a comfort in wearing something so reliable, so well made and well fitting, designs so thoughtfully considered they bring forth our best selves. Whether we’re making VPL free leggings with built-in underwear or highly versatile pieces equally equipped to travel, workout in or mix and match with your favorite jeans or pencil skirt, we do it because we want you to shine by the light of your own brilliant ease.


Meira Active was started by Jackie Zaffarano amidst a life transition while living in her Astoria, Queens apartment.

I found myself dressing more for comfort and ease of motion than for a fashion office. I was frustrated by wearing leggings with underwear and how they didn't measure up to even a basic level of comfort for an entire day of wear and left unwanted pantylines.

As a young girl I would draw dresses, play with my paper dolls and make accessories out of construction paper and tape, but I never really believed I’d have my own brand. The answer was always in front of me that I wanted to be an entrepreneur, I just didn’t see how I could make that happen for myself. I didn’t think I knew how or what I would do. When I graduated college with a degree in Apparel Design, I thought of dancewear, even costumes for the stage as what I’d love to design but my path led me to working for several companies in the fashion industry. After a time collecting countless experiences and tidbits of knowledge from an eclectic mix of jobs in fashion, I was led back to themes I felt pulled towards in my life before: designing apparel for the body and how it moves and New York City’s Garment Center and decided to design my own collection of problem solving clothing for some pretty amazing women.