Imperfect Pointes is the UK’s first sustainable dancewear brand to make everything from recycled materials. We create stylish leotards, unitards and tights that help keep discarded plastic waste out of landfill. Imperfect Pointes believes that ballet should be for everyone so, whatever colour, gender or ability you are, you can look and feel amazing, with minimum impact on the planet.
We are not perfect but we are giving the dancewear industry the message that sustainability is best for dancers and for the planet.
closing the loop
This is the serious bit - we see brands and people taking more and more from the planet instead of reusing what we already have.
That's why we decided to make all our apparel with ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from nylon waste otherwise polluting the Earth, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic recovered from all over the world. Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to it's original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as fossil-based nylon.
We are all about being responsible - so you can dance stylish with a clear conscience in your Imperfect Pointes future friendly ballet wear.
who made my leotard?
A big part of our ethos is about where your dancewear comes from. We are proud to make all your dancewear in Yorkshire in the UK in a small, family run factory. Because the factory is close by, we get to work with the garment workers who cut out, sew and trim all your leotards, unitards and tights.
We know the conditions they work in and that they’re treated with respect. By using recycled materials & the fact that the factory is less than 40 miles from Imperfect Pointes, means we keep the carbon footprint down.
your ballet leotards and tights wrapped up
Environmentally friendly packaging
There are no nasties in our packaging. We use 100% compostable packaging to avoid harming the environment.
It looks like plastic, but it's sure as hell not! Our mailers are 100% compostable in your garden compost bin, or your household food waste bin. The mailer will breakdown in 3-4 months - not hundreds of years like a normal plastic mailer.
Our beautifully designed tissue paper and stickers use soy-based ink and are printed on acid-free FSC® certified paper.
REPAIR + REUSE YOUR BALLETWEAR
Imperfect Pointes can help the planet by reusing things and repairing them rather than throwing them away. Our future friendly balletwear is made to last and be put through rigorous wear and tear.
We are confident that our leotards, unitards and tights will withstand the test of time, but if your balletwear does eventually need a repair - send it back to us, and we will repair it for you free of charge.
The team at ECONYL® are working on ways to be able to close the loop to make the leotards you've finished with back into more fabric in order to keep on reusing the same materials -but until then, when you are ready to part ways with your Imperfect Pointes leotard, think about of giving it a second home.
At Imperfect Pointes, we care about our dancers as well as the environment and we are on a mission to lead the dancewear revolution.
Being sustainable means keeping our dancewear in use for longer. That's why we're introducing our pre-loved shop featuring pre-worn pieces and samples. And because our designs stand the test of time, you can still expect the same high-quality Imperfect Pointes standard, but at a lower price.
We are doing our bit to make sure everyone gets the chance to wear leotards that help you look good, feel good and do good.