What's it about?

How often have you analyzed your own personal data, checked how long you slept, counted your calories burned or compared your performance with your friends? But have you ever tried to track where your clothes were made? Or find out about the production conditions of the apparel you wear on a regular basis?

We prove that performance, style and functionality can also be produced under good working conditions with eco-friendly methods. We invite you to track us for a change and learn about how and where we produce our collections. For all our current products, we show you where they come from and who is the manufacturer. #LetsTrackVaude

Welcome to Vietnam!

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We have about 50 different production partners worldwide.

Around 20 % of them are located in Germany and Europe, while the other 80 % are in Asia, mainly in Vietnam. But why there, exactly?

The fact is that nearly the entire textile processing industry for outdoor clothing, including the upstream supply chain, is located in Asia. Several Asian countries even began specializing in this field decades ago. This is why we can only produce part of our product range in Germany or Europe.

For the majority of our products, there just aren’t enough production facilities in Europe. And using the few that are here would entail almost double the costs – most notably for functional clothing – because of the high proportion of manual work involved. Why? Because the cost of living differs enormously between the two continents, and this is reflected in the wages. Production in Europe would therefore also mean much higher prices for you as a customer. Our products would then no longer be competitive.

With this in mind, our main focus is on the question of how to make our products as environmentally friendly and fair as possible – whether they’re made in Germany, Europe or Asia.

You can find out more here.

 

Vietnam

Elegant Team Development Limited

In addition to its headquarters in Hong Kong, Elegant Team Development Limited has locations in Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Numerous mountain bike products are manufactured at the Hanoi site, which employs about 550 people.

Since its inception in 1997, ETD has increasingly specialized in the sustainable production of outdoor products and meets the required international standards. In addition to high quality and eco-friendly production, another vital factor for us is that the production facility is audited by the independent organization Fair Wear on a regular basis.

This means they are committed to upholding clearly defined social standards and paying fair wages. As their ordering customer, we are also audited on a regular basis. We’ve received the highest possible “Leader” status for our outstanding commitment in Fair Wear’s Brand Performance Check every year since 2015. So it’s our promise to you: when you buy a VAUDE bike product, you can rest assured that we are committed to fair working conditions and fair wages.

Confirmed certificates at ETD:

Mitarbeiter

100 Employees

Vaude Vietnam Company Limited

This production facility is located around 120 km south of Hanoi. All of our mountain bike backpacks have been produced here since 2009. We’ve cultivated an open and constructive partnership here that allows us to design sustainable processes and continuously improve them.

The production facility has an environmental management system certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
In addition to high quality and environmentally friendly production, another vital factor for us is that the facility is audited by the independent organization Fair Wear on a regular basis.

This means they are committed to upholding clearly defined social standards and paying fair wages. As their ordering customer, we are also audited on a regular basis. We’ve received the highest possible “Leader” status for our outstanding commitment in Fair Wear’s Brand Performance Check every year since 2015. So it’s our promise to you: when you buy a VAUDE bike product, you can rest assured that we are committed to fair working conditions and fair wages.

Confirmed certificates:

Mitarbeiter

100 Employees

LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd.

LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd. has been a VAUDE partner since 2010. In addition to outdoor textiles, the Ho Chi Minh City site also manufactures some of our bike collection products in close coordination with our specialists. As with all of our manufacturers, we attach great importance to international certifications regarding working conditions and sustainable production that must be met without compromise at LTP.

We also make regular inspections on site to ensure both the high quality of our products and that good working conditions are being upheld. LTP meets all our social, sustainability and quality requirements and is an integral part of our supplier network. Another vital factor for us is that the production facility is audited by the independent organization Fair Wear on a regular basis.

This means they are committed to upholding clearly defined social standards and paying fair wages. As their ordering customer, we are also audited on a regular basis. We’ve received the highest possible “Leader” status for our outstanding commitment in Fair Wear’s Brand Performance Check every year since 2015. So it’s our promise to you: when you buy a VAUDE bike product, you can rest assured that we are committed to fair working conditions and fair wages.

Confirmed certificates at LTP:

Mitarbeiter

100 Employees

Why VAUDE?

For over 40 years we have been dedicated to our passion for mountain sports. The mountain, representing the heart of our business activity, stands for the high demands we place on our products. Making our impact on nature and the environment as small as possible is extremely important to us. Because future generations will only be able to enjoy the mountains and a pristine planet if we conserve what we love.

We design with a focus on minimal material consumption, try to avoid waste, and design products that are timeless, durable and repairable. We use or develop the most sustainable materials available to us, optimizing processing even in the most inconspicuous places to make products we can be proud of.

Discover Our Collections

Come rain or shine, our products provide style and comfort for daily life and are made from eco-friendly materials using sustainable production methods.