Making pole wear sustainable and inclusive
Hi my name is Elin, and I love making pole dance clothes. I started Posto9 in 2008 as I wanted to make things differently, you can read more about that ici.
Am a bit of a self-proclaimed eco-warrior, since 2008 I wanted to make fashion differently, cutting out the middlemen, producing locally, and as a collective. I started out working like this in Brazil
Since 2020 I make everything in Ibiza in my studio. I use mainly regenerated nylon for the fabrics, and while I do small productions, it is possible to make custom orders and sizes. I love to see the variety of people wearing my designs on social media.
My background is in fashion design, I studied at Central Saint Martins in London, and I still work with the same methods. I love simple and clean and functional designs with a great fit. There is actually a great deal of work involved in making prototypes of pole dance shorts and pole dance tops, and all my patterns are a result of many years of refining the garments from customer feedback.
Global large fashion brands are still not doing enough for the planet, and insist on producing garments in countries where workers are exploited.
How can we stop fast throwaway fashion? How can we educate people about the fashion business? Create awareness.
If you want to explore this further I invite you to read this article on Vogue Business
Despite this, labour rights abuses continue and garment workers’ right to unionise has been backsliding, underlying the need for hard-hitting international legislation. According to campaigning nonprofit Labour Behind The Label, many brands have yet to sign the updated Bangladesh Accord, including Amazon, VF Corp, Gap and Patagonia. This is increasingly urgent, as alleged cases of garment worker exploitation continue to arise. One of the most shocking this year came in October, when a documentary released on UK TV network Channel 4 claimed that workers in Guangzhou factories producing for ultra fast fashion retailer Shein were paid as little as 3p per garment, with deductions taken for mistakes made during up to 18-hour shifts. Shein subsequently pledged $15 million to upgrade its supply chain over the next three to four years, and $4 million per year to step up surprise auditing of its suppliers, but experts said this would be insufficient without addressing the overproduction and overconsumption spurring its business model. These are issues that mostly affect women — unsurprisingly, experts say gender equality is lagging in fashion.
If you want to find out more about Posto9 check out this links.
UN PROCESSUS DE PRODUCTION CIRCULAIRE, DURABLE ET ÉTHIQUE
Nous produisons de petits lots sur mesure, éliminant la surproduction car la durabilité est au cœur de notre activité. En utilisant les restes de coupe de notre production principale, nous créons des chouchous, des bandeaux pour les cheveux et des masques faciaux, pour minimiser les déchets.
NOS TISSUS FITNESS
Pole wear et vêtements de yoga respectueux de la planète
70% de notre collection est fabriqué à partir de ECONYL® NYLON régénéré
Nos designs intègrent des vêtements de performance avec des tissus de haute technologie pour sculpter le corps, pour vous emmener de la barre à la barre avec style. Nous utilisons une variété de tissus, notre tissu vedette étant VITA, fabriqué avec du nylon régénéré. Nous suivons de près les nouveaux développements de tissus et visons à n'utiliser que des tissus recyclés d'ici 2024.