Materials

Materials - part of Vain Dane Athletic's design strategy

Every aspect of the design process is meticulously designed to ensure that our products have the longest possible durability and recyclebility. 

Vain Dane Athletic uses different sustainable textiles in the different styles. It is important that all of the clothes are made with sustainable materials and is made with a high level of ethical sustainability both in terms of ressources and living wages to the people making our materials. We work towards achieving Global Goal no 12 - Responsible consumption and production - by using only fabrics that have Oeko-Tex certifications, are made from sustainable materials, and can be used indefinitely or is biodegradable.

 

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ECONYL®

ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made by recovering nylon waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, but also fabric scraps from mills and old rugs and carpets destined for landfills. By turning it into virgin quality nylon yarn, the already existing material gets a new life and doesn't become part of the increasing amount of waste found in the nature.

Textiles containing ECONYL® yarn is used for our leggings, bra, running shirts and all things elastic. We use two different elastic ECONYL® textiles types for our clothes depending on the capability of the particular style. One is with and one is without compression.

To read more about the regeneration process we recommend you to read our blog post "ECONYL®"

See Vain Dane Athletic's brand profile on ECONYL® website: https://www.econyl.com/blog/case-studies-fashion/vain-dane-athletic-collection/

 

 

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Tencel

We have chosen sustainable wood fibers for our T-shirts and training tops, as its a natural material, anti-bacterial, biodegradable, and compostable. TENCEL™ fibers are produced from wood pulp from sustainably managed sources, a renewable resource, that prevents deforestation. 

The fabric is soft, breathable, and can be washed at 40 degrees celcius and still retain its colour and shape.

Our TENCEL™ textiles are dyed and woven in Portugal, by a highly certified company with a high representation of women in their management.

Products made from TENCEL™ is ASK, EMBLA, YDUN, DAGFRID, BIRK, and FREJ.

Read more about TENCEL™ in the Blog Post "TENCEL™ - A natural choice"

 

 

     

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    Post-consumer plastic and TENCEL™

    Some of our products are made with textiles containing post-consumer plastic and TENCEL™ combined. That includes ERIK - shorts. Each textile has an ability that works great with certain types of clothes. The combination of TENCEL™ and synthetic materials gives a softness to the textile, so that the clothes can be worn with comfort in mind whether it's in sport or recreational. This gives the clothes more options for wear.

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

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      Waist cord

      All our drawstrings are made from recycled polyester in a GRS certified company, Shindo, in Japan. This is one of the non EU based suppliers we have, but their ethics and commitment to environmental improvements makes the product a more sustainable clothing component compared to anything on the EU market. For smaller shelf orders we receive the string from their warehouse in Germany.

       

      To ensure waste is not created unnecessarily we have chosen that the drawstring has to be actively added to our Sigrid leggings. There are different preferences for drawstrings but the most common practice is to order them without the drawstring. By making the customer actively having to add a drawstring to the cart we ensure that the drawstring will not be taken out and thrown away.  

       

      Size Chart

      Women

      Bras

      FREJA - Elastic Bra

      European 65-70 75 80 85 90
      Vain Dane Athletic A-B cup XS S M L L
      C-D cup XS S M L L

       

      MAGGIE - Closed Back Bra

      European 65-70 75 80 85 90
      Vain Dane Athletic A-B cup XS S M/L L/XL XL

      Leggings, skort, and shorts

      High-waisted Compression Leggings - SIGGI and ASDIS

      In the below chart you can see what the Vain Dane Athletic leggings sizes compare to.

      US UK DK/EU Vain Dane Athletic
      X-Small 0-2 4-6 30-32 XS
      Small 4-6 8-10 34-36 XS
      Medium 8-10 12-14 38-40 S
      Large 12-14 16-18 42 M
      X-Large 16-18 20-22 44-46 L
      XX-Large 20-22 24-26 48-50 XL

      Women Training and Running Leggings - SIGRID

      US UK DK/EU Vain Dane Athletic
      X-Small 0-2 4-6 30-32 XS
      Small 4-6 8-10 34-36 S
      Medium 8-10 12-14 38-40 M
      Large 12-14 16-18 42 L
      X-Large 16-18 20-22 44-46 XL
      2X-Large 20-22 24-26 48-50 2XL

      Long Sleeved Running Shirt - RAN

      Measured in cm - relaxed XS S M L XL
      Chest 78 83 88 93 98
      Waist 71 76 81 86 91
      Length of body 60 63 64 65 65,5

      Short Sleeved T-shirts - TYRA

      Measured in cm XS S M L XL
      Chest 83 90 95 100 103
      Waist 79 82 89 94 99
      Length of body 56 59 60 61 62

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      Men

      Leggings - VALDIMAR

      US UK DK/EU Vain Dane Athletic
      X-Small 0-2 4-6 30-32 XS
      Small 4-6 8-10 34-36 S
      Medium 8-10 12-14 38-40 M
      Large 12-14 16-18 42 L
      X-Large 16-18 20-22 44-46 XL
      XX-Large 20-22 24-26 48-50 XXL

      Shorts - ERIK

      Measured in cm XS S M L XL
      Waist relax/stretched 60/94 66/100 72/106 78/112 84/118
      Outside leg 42 44 46 48 50

       

      T-Shirts - ASK and HOLGER

      Measured in cm XS S M L XL
      Chest 92 97 102 107 112
      Waist 84 87 92 97 102
      Body length 60 62,5 67,5 72,5 72,5

      Long Sleeved Running Shirt - SIGMUND

      Measured in cm - relaxed XS S M L XL
      Chest 92 97 102 107 112
      Waist 83 88 92 96 51
      Length of body 63,5 66 71 76 76

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      Instructions on making the clothes last longer

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