Production

A responsible production values stakeholders over shareholders

When Vain Dane Athletic was established, we put a lot of thought into how we could make our production flow as environmentally friendly as possible with the right suppliers and the least possible environmental impact. We decided on a 100% European sewing production and to commit to a 90% European production on components and textiles. Certain materials are currently not available in Europe in a quality, where we would consider it a sustainable choice to use that product. Elastics are one of the main areas of improvement for our production. Using a sustainable elastic would mean that the elastic wouldn’t last as long as a conventional made one - leaving the clothes’ longevity for wear shorter. Instead we chose a supplier, who is female owned, Oeko-Tex certified, and based in Hong Kong.

 

Suppliers

Suppliers are one of our main stakeholders and we spend a lot of time sourcing the right company to produce for us. By dealing with our material suppliers directly, we can ensure that we only work with companies that are certified, have proper working conditions for their employees, and we can visit them to inspect their facilities.

 

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We have chosen partners, who have the necessary understanding for our zero waste production strategy allowing us to control all aspects of material purchase, small quantity orders, and close communication correcting misunderstandings and potential issues before they arise.

  • Factory locations: Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Denmark

  • Certifications held by our partners: Oeko-tex, GRS, Sedex, SA 8000, REACH, Step, Bluesign, OCS, GOTS, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, FSC certified

  • 40% of suppliers are female owned companies

 

Garment factory

In July 2019 we met with our sewing partner in Lithuania and were greeted by the management and office dog. The atmosphere was professionel and friendly and after a walk through of the facilities we were sure this was a partnership that would support our zero waste policies and company vision.

The patterns are made in collaboration with our sewing partner after they receive the design sheet from us. They are the experts and with their input a sample is made with the materials already in our textile stock. The sample is tested, worn and any corrections communicated to the sewing team, who then implements any changes that needs altered.

 

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Materials are ordered directly from our trusted suppliers and sent to the sewing production, where the order is made. 

The factory is SEDEX certified, which means that they are part of a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains and drive ethical business practices. 80% of the employees are women and the senior management is female driven.

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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