We live in a time of consumerism … very often we don’t even think about all the products we buy. We just buy what we like (when the price is right, of course). And that’s pretty much the end of the story.
But I just cannot accept that this is the way it should be.
Have you ever asked yourself how much energy and work it takes to create your own original product? Do you have respect for originality, creativity and hard work? Do you believe in the energy behind the products? Or have you ever thought about how it’s even possible that some prices are so low – are workers paid appropriately and in what working conditions they work? You are probably getting very confused about what I am going to tell you today, right? So, I’ll just get straight to the point.
Since I started my own business a couple of years ago, I’m constantly noticing how little we care about the background story of one specific product.
I put a lot of effort and energy into developing my own pole dance accessories and apparel. I am especially proud of my knee pads that have spread around the world with the speed of light when I launched them. Yet lately, I have noticed a lot of similar products on the market and have become more alert. Poledancerka knee pads are protected by copyright and therefore, cannot be copied.
Besides, I firmly believe that a copy cannot beat the original. Original will always be original. In all aspects − aesthetics, functionality (and that’s really important in pole dance accessories and apparel), quality etc. Most of the “fake” products are produced in very large amounts and I assure you that low cost and bad quality go hand in hand. You simply cannot expect your cheap product to last long.
And I also believe in the exchange of energy − you get what you give. That’s why I have founded my business upon the values I believe in − hard work, love, respect for other people, creativity and good vibes. I really am fully committed to that. As I wrote in one of my previous blog posts, I’m really doing my best to assure the people I collaborate with, a fair and positive working environment. People I work with are happy and that’s why they can do their best to make high-quality products for you, my dear pole dance tribe. I have never wanted mass production for my products as is standard in today’s world of hyper-production and consumerism. That just doesn’t resonate with me. I’d rather keep my business small and therefore, more personal.
I just wanted to bring up this very important topic. Are we gonna support good energy and creativity? Or are we gonna keep ignoring it? Well, anyway the choice is yours. I just want you to think about it. At least a little bit.
And at this point, I want to thank all of you, my dear pole dance tribe, for recognizing the value in my products and supporting my dreams. A huge thank you!
But I’m still curious, what do you think about copying products/ideas? Do you ever think about it? Tell me in the section down below. I’ll be happy to discuss this topic with you.