Telling the best stories about a great passion. The story of the German outdoor brand VAUDE is one of them and it begins with Albrecht von Dewitz's inexhaustible enthusiasm for mountain sports. In the 1970s, when the term “Outdoor” did not yet exist, Albrecht saw the great need for quality clothing and reliable equipment, specifically developed for demanding activities in the mountains.
He started the company Vaude in 1974, phonetically referring to the initials of his family name, v.D. (pronounce as [fau´de]). From this one-man business one of the most prominent and progressive mountain sports brands in Europe emerged Since 2009, Vaude has been managed with at least as much passion and vision by Albrecht's daughter, Antje von Dewitz.
Contact person outdoor (BE/LUX)
+32 498 51 45 48
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Philippe De Boe
+32 493 55 02 60
Vaude makes functional and innovative products for mountain sports enthusiasts, outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists and any other active leisure enthusiast. As a leading outdoor manufacturer in the field of sustainability and transparency, it makes an active and valued contribution to a better outdoor industry and by extension to a better world. Tomorrow's generation must be able to continue to enjoy healthy nature with a clear conscience.
With its environmentally friendly products, which are manufactured in a fair way, the family business makes a high commitment worldwide, both ecologically and socially. Via its Green Shape sustainability label, it continuously sets itself higher requirements than foreseen by the legislator with the aim of pushing boundaries and creating new standards. The Vaude headquarters (near Tettnang, South Germany) employs about 500 people.
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