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What is the ECONYL® yarn regeneration process?

  • 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.

Where is the ECONYL® yarn made?

  • 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 

What is the ECONYL® yarn made from?

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

Where does the discarded fishing nets come from?

  • 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.

How much regenerated nylon is there in the final fabrics?

  • 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.

What is the TENCEL™ yarn made from?

  • 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. 

What is the benefit of TENCEL™ yarn?

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


Where do the materials come from?

  • 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

Who sows the clothes?

  • 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.

Can we order customized sizes?

  • 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

How should the clothes be washed?

  • 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.

Can the clothes go in the dryer?

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


What are the sizes like?

  • 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. 


Will Vain Dane Athletic have seasonal sales?

  • 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.

Will there be discount codes?

  • 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

Can a company or organisation get custom made sportswear?

  • Yes, we can add logos and colours to the clothes to match the company logo. Send an email to for further information.

Can we book Vain Dane Athletic as a speaker?

  • 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


What do you ship the clothes in?

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

What is the shipping time line?

  • 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.

Which countries do we ship to?

  • 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 -
Size Chart



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



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


Instructions on making the clothes last longer