CUT TO COMPLEMENT. ENGINEERED TO SUPPORT
Posto9 is an ethically made yoga and athletic-wear brand, designed in London and Ibiza, and made in Rio de Janeiro with a small team of independent women.
Our designs integrate performance wear with high-tech Brazilian body sculpting fabrics, to take you from the barre to the bar in style.
BLAME IT ON THE CAIPIRINHA
My name is Elin and I started Posto9 in 2013. I was enjoying an afternoon at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, watching at all the women running and walking along the gorgeous beach front, clad in the most amazing colorful lycra. After finishing my sunset caipirinha I thought, why can’t we have this in the UK? And not just an import export version, but having our own manufacturing, adapting the styles to European tastes.
Blame it on the Caipirinha, but this is how the idea of Posto9 was born.
So I started researching fabrics, talking to manufacturers, and realized quite quickly that the way I wanted to do things was the (hard) ethical way. Not interested in large factories, I sourced groups of women that were really good seamstresses and had their own machinery in the living room, making school uniforms. After a few trials, we finally managed to get a high standard legging that is now part of our core collection.
Fast forward 5 years, and we now have a solid ethical production chain. I divide my time between London, and Ibiza, where I run my other ethical swimwear and fancy dress label SambaCouture.com and Ibizabikinis.com
Read more about the team below. And if you have any suggestions on how we can improve, feel free to drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As consumers, we have become increasingly conscious about our purchases, channeling the power of our vocalised objections to make a positive difference for the people involved in the making of our clothes and goods. This is the basis of Posto9. We believe there are more people like us, who care about who made our garments, who reject mass-market fast fashion brands that exploit people for profit.
Our challenge was to produce high quality fitness garments, by local women, and avoiding the large factories. This took a few months of trials, until we found the right women to work with.
Adriana, Yvone and Jo are our main team, helped by Joana, Isabel and Suely to make sure all our products hit the top mark. They come from low-income neighbourhoods in the Northern and East zone of Rio de Janeiro.
While we are not 100% degradadable yet, we are phasing out all older fibers, and all new collections are predominantly made with bio degradable fabrics. We now use Amni Soul Eco® fibres by SantaConstancia®
All our premium fitness fabrics are sweat-wicking, lightweight, opaque, anti-bacterial, colourfast and UV-proof, combining cotton-feel comfort with the gentle support, superb fit and freedom of movement