Ethical manufacturing – empowering women

You have the power to make a difference

As consumers, we have become increasingly conscious about our purchases, channeling the power of our vocalized objections to make a positive difference for the people involved in the making of our clothes and goods.

A FAIR WAGE

We often get asked, why do we produce our leggings in Brazil? The answer is, apart from the superb quality of the Brazilian lycra that we use, we are also providing jobs in the local community and enabling women from low-income neighbourhoods in Zona Norte, Zona Oeste in Rio de Janeiro to earn a living and become independent.

Areas like these are far away from the glitzy postcard tourist images of beaches in the Zona Sul that many non-Brazilians associate Rio de Janeiro with.

These women have small workshops, or even have sewing machines set up in their living room. We have done a lot of work with the local women to help them improve and develop higher standards of manufacturing, while paying a decent living wage, in order to sell the products abroad.

So when you buy posto9 products, you are contributing to a socially-aware and responsible production line

OUR STUDIO IN IBIZA, Spain

You may have seen our TANIT pole wear range. These lovely sets are made by us in-house in Ibiza. 

We are contacted on a daily basis by factories in Asia asking us to produce our wares there. But if you are a boutique brand and have a small production it is better for everyone to produce local. There is less shipping, more time saving – quicker turnaround ( and fabric saving). We are also creating work opportunities outside of the hospitality business which is seasonal.

We will NEVER work with countries that exploit women and pay them peanuts and the factory owner gets all the money.