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 LIVING 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.

Adriana has a workshop behind her store, where she works with her friends. We discovered her by accident when we were out scouting for seamstresses.

We have done a lot of work to help improve and develop standards of manufacturing and sizing range. By getting our products straight from the source we cut out any middle men. 

Through our collaboration we have enabled Adriana to buy new machines, and increase her own local production. 

We get contacted on a daily basis by factory owners who want our business. Posto9 will NEVER produce with big factories in countries that exploit garment workers (mainly women) and countries with a culture that treat women as second-class citizens. We will exclusively work with WOMEN-OWNED businesses

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

Produce local

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).