About Fi 2018-02-09T19:04:55+00:00

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Welcome to Fi Bourke Design

If you are already a fan of my work then you already know a little bit about me – if you have only recently discovered my designs then you are in for a treat. I like to consider myself a designer with a difference, and I specialise in stretch fabrics – designing for pole dance, swimwear, as well as other forms of dance. I combine fashion and textiles in a fresh new way to create really special and unique pieces for stage, training, and competition. I have worked with some of the best dancers in the industry including Bendy Kate, Terri and Lisette, Charlotte Holstead and Sarah Scott to name but a few.

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I studied fashion in Limerick school of Art and design, working with stretch fabrics can be very tricky so I spent a few years after graduation honing my technique and perfecting my finishing skills. In two short years I have grown my business to incorporate both an online store and bespoke/Fi Unique requests, as well as developing a strong reputation within the pole dance community.

I am very passionate about the future of both my business and pole dance itself, now that pole fitness has been recognised as an official sport I can see the Olympics in my future. With a small dedicated team alongside me, we create some of the most colourful and eye catching pieces but even more then that we give people the extra confidence boost they need to take their performance to the next level. My designs are made to measure with love and care and shipped internationally from my studio in Kildare, Ireland.

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Fi was so helpful and flexible to my requests and has made a beautiful product- I love it! I bought it for a pole photo-shoot and can’t wait to wear it in a couple of weeks. I will definitely be buying more sets from Fi- thank you!”

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Any design you see here on my shop can be made to your measurements, in a large range of colours. Orders take 6/8 weeks to be made to order, with plain items from the mix and match collection taking 4 weeks.

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When measuring please hold the measuring tape naturally around the body – don’t hold the tape too tight or too loose! My outfits are designed to sit nicely on the body like a second skin and not dig in.

All of my pieces are handmade with high quality dance lycra and lined with a thick and stretchy lining to ensure the wearer feels confident and comfortable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes that’s the whole idea, every design you see can be handmade to your measurements and colour choice. We have a colour chart available to help you choose.

Not at all, everything is made with your body in mind and our pieces are designed to sit on the body like a second skin. We have an easy to follow measurement chart that should only take a few minutes to complete. Hold the measuring tape naturally around your body, don’t hold it too tight or too loose and take note of this measurement. (Inches are preferred but CMs are fine also).

We only use the best quality dance lycras and all of our pieces are lined with a thick and stretchy micro lycra to ensure and good fit and confident coverage.

Plain items can be washed on a handwash, or delicate wash setting using a cool temperature and laid flat to dry (Do not iron as lycra fabrics will melt) A colour catcher should be used where possible.

Embellished pieces I would always recommend to handwash only, making sure the water is not too hot as this can reactivate and soften the glue. We use a mix of 2 different glues to ensure both great detail and sturdiness. Due to the small nature of the crystals you will loose some over time due to natural wear and tear.

Yes I ship worldwide. All of my pieces are handmade with care and passion in my studio in county Kildare in Ireland.

We can add bra cups into the inside of tops, and also use a bra closure at the back of the outfit to offer an even more secure and confident closure (additional charge).

A Fi Unique piece is one that I have specifically designed based around your theme/event or performance, and would be different from anything available on my shop. I would sketch up some designs for you to choose from based on the inspiration and information that you would supply. A Fi Unique piece would need to be booked in at least 3/4 months in advance as I only work on one of these bespoke designs a week.

She created the most beautiful outfit for me from across the world! It was exactly what I wanted, fit perfectly, was made exquisitely, and arrived weeks earlier than I had expected. I will be ordering again.”

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