Founded by Tom Botwind in 2014 during his time in Berlin at an art academy, Poetic Collective is fuelled by creative sources outside of skateboarding whilst also classifying both art and skate as creative outlets.
Based in Malmö, Tom works as a museum creator alongside running the ever-growing brand from his apartment with his brother, they use the small-scale of the brand to their advantage and are able to choose exactly how they want to market themselves and the products.
Botwind uses each season as an opportunity to push the boundaries of the manufacturers and his creative process, remaining true to a minimalist style.
Happy to do things differently, Poetic Collective pushes for a balance of male and female skaters within the team which includes riders Sarah Meurle and Helena Long. The pair also both provide additional creative input via photography and hardware designs whilst starring in imagery and short documentaries that have a distinctively conceptual aesthetic.