FAQ

Materials

Q: What is the econyl® yarn regeneration process?

A: For a detailed description look at the link below or go to our Sustainable textiles section in the drop down menu under English or Dansk.

https://www.econyl.com/the-process

 

Q: WHERE IS THE ECONYL® YARN MADE?

A: The regeneration and purification processes are in Slovenia and Northern Italy. The owner of the trademark ECONYL® is Aquafil SpA in Italy and it is with them, we have our partnership agreement 

 

Q: WHAT IS THE ECONYL® YARN MADE FROM?

A: The yarn is made from several different nylon sources, both pre-consumer and post-consumer waste:


Discarded fishing nets

Industrial nylon waste

Old rugs and carpets

Industrial plastic from landfills

 

Q: WHERE DOES THE DISCARDED FISHING NETS COME FROM?

A: The discarded fishing nets come from different parts of the world. Some of them come from Net-Works™–Projekt operating in the Philippines and others from Healthy Seas operating in Cameroon. There is also collections in Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Greece.

 

Q: HOW MUCH REGENERATED NYLON IS THERE IN THE FINAL FABRICS?

A: That depends on the fabric. For Vain Dane Athletic Sigge and Valdimar leggings and Freja and Maggie sportsbras there is 65% ECONYL® regenerated yarn in the fabric. For Sigrid, Holger, Tyra, Ran, and Sigmund there are 78% ECONYL® regenerated yarn in the fabric.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE TENCEL™ YARN MADE FROM?

A: TENCEL™, Lyocell, and Modal are textile fibers, which are made from sustainable wood fibers. The wood is from sustainably managed forests. The wood logs become wood chips that again become pulp. The pulp is then made into fibers from which the yarn is spun. 

 

Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF TENCEL™ YARN?

A: TENCEL™ is biodegradable, compostable and antibacterial. The process uses a lot less water and energy and has a closed loop system.

 

PRODUCTION

Q: WHERE DO THE MATERIALS COME FROM?

A: The clothes are sown in Alytus, Lithuania. The company is SEDEX certified.

The labels are made in Greece in a GRS certified company.

The fabric is woven in northern Italy and Portugal in companies with high levels of certifications.

The blue pattern fabric is dyed in northern Italy on ECONYL® regenerated nylon fabrics with Oeko-Tex certified organic dye.

The elastic is made in China in a small family run company.

The drawstrings are made in Japan in a GRS certified factory

 

Q: WHO SEWS THE CLOTHES?

A: The women sowing the clothes work in Alytus, Lithuania, and work 8 hours days - 5 days a week. They have lunch break, health insurance, and holidays as per EU regulations.

 

Q: CAN WE ORDER CUSTOMIZED SIZES?

A: Because of our small production scale, we can make some changes if a number of people jointly requests a specific design. However, extra cost will occur. 

Send an email with description of what you would be interested in discussing and we will be in touch.

 

CARE AND TREATMENT OF CLOTHES

Q: HOW SHOULD THE CLOTHES BE WASHED?

A: In order to be able to throw the sportswear into the wash with the rest of your daily wash, we have chosen fabrics that can be washed on 40 degree celcius. 

A good idea is to turn the clothes inside out to spare the clothes a bit.

 

Q: CAN THE CLOTHES GO IN THE DRYER?

A: No. The textile fibers are not suitable for drying and it will shorten the lifespan of the clothes.

 

SIZES

Q: WHAT ARE THE SIZES LIKE?

A: The fabric we use for the Sigge leggings contains 35% Elastane and therefore very stretchable. You should order a size smaller than your usual size for this design. 

 

SALE

Q: WILL VAIN DANE ATHLETIC HAVE SEASONAL SALES?

A: No, we will not have "Sale" at any time or seasons end. Our clothes are season-less and we don't follow dictated colour trends. 

The basic colours will remain the same, but new designs and colours will be introduced, when there is a natural production increase and new product development.

 

Q: WILL THERE BE DISCOUNT CODES?

A: At the company's discretion a discount code can be introduced to honor an event or particular day - World Ocean Day, etc. This will be announced in the newsletters and on our social media pages.

 

COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS

Q: CAN A COMPANY OR ORGANISATION GET CUSTOM MADE SPORTSWEAR?

A: Yes, we can add logos and colours to the clothes to match the company logo. Send an email to sales@vaindane.com for further information.

 

Q: CAN WE BOOK VAIN DANE ATHLETIC AS A SPEAKER?

A: Yes. Tina Søgaard-Pedersen can be booked as a speaker on topics concerning:

"Ocean Plastic" and textiles from alternative resources

Ethical Sustainability - Global Goals

Sport and Sustainability

Sustainability in MENA and Nigeria

 

SHIPPING

Q: WHAT DO YOU SHIP THE CLOTHES IN?

A: Our shipping bags are made from sugar canes and 100% recycled LD-PE bags, which are all produced in Denmark.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE SHIPPING TIME LINE?

A: We aim to send within 1-3 days of receiving the order. Should there for any reason be a delay, then we will inform the customer immediately.

 

Q: WHICH COUNTRIES DO WE SHIP TO?

A: We ship to all countries, where our carrier can assure delivery. Norway and Switzerland are not included due to customs. For orders to either country please contact Vain Dane Athletic for further inquiry - Sales@vaindane.com

Size charts
Silhouettes back to back
  
 
 
 
 

We made sure to make the size choice easy for you. That is why on our product pages you will be able to see a picture of a size chart for each product.

On this page is an overview of all the different styles. If you have additional questions feel free to contact us: info@vaindane.com

 

 Tops:

Ask Size Chart
 
Birk Size Chart
 
Dagfrid Size Chart
 
Embla Size Chart
 
Holger Size Chart
 
Ran Size Chart
 
Sif Size Chart
 
Sigmund Size Chart 
Tyra Size Chart
 
Ydun Size Chart
 

Bras:

Freja Size Chart
 
Maggie Size Chart
 

Bottoms:

Agni Size Chart

 

Bera Size Chart

 

Erik Size Chart
 
Frej Size Chart
 
Siggi Size Chart
 
Sigrid Size Chart
 
Tho Size Chart
 
Thor short Size Chart
 
Valdimar Size Chart
 
Valdimar short Size Chart
 

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