THE STORY OF POSTO9

OUR GOALS

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.

WHO MAKES OUR CLOTHES?

Posto9 is an ethically made and inclusive yoga, pole dance and athletic-wear brand. Our products are exclusively made by freelance seamstresses working from home in Rio de Janeiro, Ibiza and London.

We REFUSE to produce in traditional factories using a low-paid supply chain like many other brands, instead choosing to work with individuals to make our clothes. In the current climate it is more apparent than ever that our type of business model has suffered hardly any interruptions.

A CIRCULAR, SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL PRODUCTION PROCESS

Everything is made in an artisan way. We produce small made-to-order batches, eliminating overproduction as sustainability is the core of our business. By using left over cuts from our main production we create scrunchies, hair bands and face masks, to minimize waste.

OUR FITNESS FABRICS

Our designs integrate performance wear with high-tech body sculpting fabrics, to take you from the barre to the bar in style. We use a variety of fabrics, with our star fabric being VITA, made with regenerated nylon. We follow new fabric developments closely and aim to use only recycled fabrics by 2024.

COVID-19 SHIPPING AND HANDLING

All new arrivals from our seamstresses are disinfected and left in a sealed area for 72 hours before we put them in our stock room. We pack every item in before shipping in clean recyclable shipping bags.

BIO-DEGRADABLE PACKAGING

When you receive your posto9 parcel you can rest assured that the packaging we use is made our of recycled materials and is 100% bio-degradable. All our garment labels are made with recycled cardboard.

RECYCLE AND RESELL YOUR POSTO9 ITEMS

Love your leggings but want a refresh? Join our Preloved & VIntage community where you can resell your Posto9 leggings and make them last longer.
 

BLAME IT ON THE CAIPIRINHA

Hi,

My name is Elin and I started Posto9 in 2009. Having been made redundant from my graphic design job, I decided to go traveling and I was lucky enough to be enjoying an afternoon caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro, watching people running and walking along the gorgeous beach front, clad in the most amazing colorful lycra. At the time, most workout clothes in the UK were quite bland and boring. So I thought, can I make this concept work in the UK with my own modus operandi? Surely I can’t be the only one wanting fun workout clothes.

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, and I 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 elinritter.com

If you have any suggestions on how I can improve, feel free to drop me an email to hello@posto9activa.com