About Us

Aja Cohen was born in New Jersey and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2001 to study fashion design at Pratt Institute. There, she found a fulfilling creative outlet in the vibrancy of New York City.  Not only did she pursue her design career in NY, she also trained to be a yoga teacher, found her life partner and began raising a family.

Working for brands like Fila, Champion, and Converse brought about Aja’s passion for designing activewear, yet opened her mind to the negative impact fast fashion has on the environment. Completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training inspired her passion for wellness and mindfulness. That, combined with her strong ties to her faith, were the driving forces that led to the creation of Transcendent Active and the desire to create a fashionable, sustainable modest activewear collection.  Eventually moving back to New Jersey and doing some soul searching, Aja was determined to blend her love for designing activewear, her passion for yoga and movement, and her dedication to helping the planet become more sustainable.

It was the Covid pandemic that really opened the door for her to take a leap of faith and start her own eco-friendly activewear brand. After much hard work and many hiccups along the way, Transcendent Active launched with one product, the All Day Active skirt on August 13, 2020. After selling out in two weeks, Aja knew her idea and hard work was for the right reason. Slowly, she began adding additional pieces to the All Day Active collection which cater to women of all sizes, shapes, colors and faiths.

Aja believes that every choice we make can impact and, ultimately, repair the world. She never compromises on her values and believes that style and quality can and should be a part of the new ethical fashion movement. Transcendent Active is more than just a clothing brand; it is a community of women who strive to access their higher power and make the world a better place. All while wearing eco-conscious athleisure that just happens to be modest activewear!

 

 
Having previously worked in fast-fashion, Hoa has since left to head up ethical manufacturing for Transcendent.  She has close relationships with our Downtown LA factory and visits daily to ensure that everything is operating in the most ethical and safe way.  Hoa lives in Los Angeles with her 2 dogs and is so happy to be apart of the new ethical fashion movement.
Aja met Tina in 2016 while working for underwear brand 2xist.  Since then, they have collaborated on collections for Sprayground, Ovadia & Sons and now, Transcendent.  Tina is a master when it comes to fit and Transcendent is so happy to have her on the squad.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tina is thrilled to be working in her home town again.