Vain Dane Athletic

100% sustainable zero waste sportswear brand with a return deposit


ECONYL®, regenerated Nylon from discarded fishing nets, old rugs and carpets and industrial nylon waste.
TENCEL Lyocell, a natural and biodegradable material 100% sustainable wood fibers made from trees grown for the purpose made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms.


90% Made in Europe. ECONYL®️ is manufactured in Italie and TENCEL in Portugal. Elastics are sourced from an Oeko-Tex certified supplier in Hong Kong.
All VDA garments are sewn in Lithuania, in a Sedex member factury. Sedex aims to improve working conditions in global supply chains.


The manufacturing processes for fabrics, threads and colors are OEKO-TEX® standard 100 certified and meet very rigorous European standards for non-toxicity.

Sales and distribution

Price indication: T-shirts: 46€ - 54€ / Sports bras: 60€ / Shorts: 80€ / Leggings: 87€ - 120€
Sold directly to sport clubs, companies and organisations who sponsor their employees' or members' sportswear. It is possible to personalize the design and to add your own logo.


Tina Søgaard-Pedersen, Founder

The idea to create Vain Dane Athletic came to me, after living in the Middle East for 10 years and not being able to find sustainable clothing, especially in sportswear. A culture of single use, buy and throw away with no regards for the planet made me rethink my career, and the idea to create a sustainable sportswear brand was born.

Sportswear made from Ocean Waste and Natural fibers

It is important to me that all materials are recycled, sustainable, regenerated, or natural fibers. Furthermore that the workers making the clothes have proper wages and working conditions.

To ensure affordable prices, I have chosen to to skip the retail link and collaborate directly with sport clubs, companies and organisations who sponsor their employees’ or members’ sportswear. It is possible to personalize the design and to add your own logo. – By choosing Tencel Tshirts for their employees companies are choosing a greener and more sustainable option.

100% waste free circular production

A return deposit is given for all worn out Vain Dane Athletic sportswear. By taking back worn out items, we are able to recycle the clothes along with the cutoffs and scraps from the production and make it into yoga mats in Denmark, ensuring a 100% waste free circular production. Larger cut-offs are made into children’s swimsuits.

VDA was established to fight the impact on the environment when producing and discarding sportswear. I hope to inspire others to do better by setting an example.