WELCOME TO OUR SOCIETY.
Society Nine is a Portland-based brand, celebrating the fight in every woman. We are a modern women's boxing lifestyle brand providing quality training gear and activewear to empower every woman's fight.
We provide her with what she needs to perform at her best - quality product and a supportive community that will be in her corner no matter where she is in her journey, in life and in sport.
The name "Society Nine" is an important one - it's actually the first product we created.
Looking back in American history, there's no greater historical event in women's sports than when Title IX was passed. (click to read some historical context)
For those who need a quick history lesson, Title IX states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
The passing of Title IX was a catalyst for female fighters everywhere - across all sports. That's what OUR society honors. It pays homage to the fighters before us, and the fighters now amongst us. It speaks to what the future holds for the modern female fighter - she is capable of doing absolutely anything.
We're celebrating the new society of women who will continue to carry that torch forward.
At Society Nine, we care so much about the quality of our products - from the look, the feel and the performance capabilities. We design and develop everything in house, and test our products before it goes into production and into your closets and gym bags. From there, we continue to listen to our customers to hear what they loved, what they'd like to see improved, as well as their ideas for new products.
Our customers and community mean everything to Society Nine. We continue to learn and get better by making sure that our customers feel heard. We're proud to have them be such a critical part of our evolution.
The Society Nine team brings years of experience from the sports brand industry to make sure that everything you're rocking can truly take you from the ring and the gym, and out. We're proud and honored for the opportunity to make quality gear and apparel to empower you and your fight - whatever and whereever that fight may be.
INCLUSION, FIRST AND FOREMOST
We invite ALL to join our community regardless of skill set, body type, identity or background.
It's important to us that you feel empowered and welcomed in any of these spaces. To us, all of this is more than fitness. It is about ownership of power. We are here to celebrate the fighting spirit that lives in all of us.
This is the ethos that we operate under:
Health and wellness is a right, not a privilege.
While we completely understand how our pricing may still be out of reach for some, we've done our best to price our products based on other comparable brands on the market, as well as a testament to the quality of product AND service we are proud to provide, and strive to provide. We promise that as we continue to grow, we'll think through ways to develop quality products that we are equally proud of that expand our reach capabilities truly to all. On top of that, your investment in us as a brand is not taken lightly. We actively find ways to give back, and have done so since our company's inception including in-kind and financial donations to youth boxing and self defense programming to well-deserving non-profits around the country (check some of them out on our homepage!) We fully intend on doing more as the company continues to grow.
Every body is inherently able, no matter what it or they look like.
We could go on and on about the stories we have the honor and privilege of receiving from people in our community. Badassness and fierceness knows no bounds - take our word for it.
Everyone has a right to access and learn self defense.
As mentioned above, we do everything we possibly can to support this because we believe so deeply in the importance of one's ownership of their power, and will do whatever we can to support that mission.
Womanhood is a spirit, an energy and a power - not a checkbox assigned at birth.
While unapologetically femme as a brand and company, we want you to know that no matter what you self-identify as, we are here to support and celebrate YOU fully, as you are.
Whether you have championship belts to your name, or are throwing a punch for the first time, we are here to welcome you, and to have your back in the journey, wherever it takes you.