Bio-racerBio-racer Contact: RAYMOND VANSTRAELEN
Aerodynamics, biomechanics, muscle compression,… Today all of these terms have become common items. Today nobody can deny the fact that sports have become an exact science. It wasn’t always like that.
Back in 1984, when we started with the development of our biomechanic bike fitting system, we couldn’t assume that cycling ant technology would go hand in hand in such a resolute manner.
Ever since the day the biomechanic bike fitting system was introduced in the pro peloton, Bioracer has become a hot item in the world of cycling.
Since then, cycling has evolved, and Bioracer evolved, too. Thanks to us, different new technologies have been introduced. The use of Lycra, the first seamless cycling pad, seamless aerosuits, all of these innovations are successfully used by cyclists all over the world.
Innovating is in our genes. It’s that constant impulse that makes us good at what we do: improving your cycling performance.
INDUSTRIEWEG 114 Tessenderlo 3980 Belgium
Brulens 8 Gierle 2275 Belgiuim
Knitting ( Knitting) and Textile
Geert De Poorter, current manager of NV De Poorter and BVBA Knittex, was taught industrial knitting from scratch.
He obtained his diploma at the knitting school VTS in Sint Niklaas.
In 1985 he founded his own business – ‘knitting as a contract’ for the fashion world and in 1989 together with his wife Ingrid Van Holsbeke NV De Poorter.
The new company mainly focused on the creation of its own women’s collection for wholesalers, both at home and abroad.
In a period of economic downturn and high personnel costs, and under pressure from massive imports from low-wage countries, they eventually sought new niche markets, more specifically focused on circular knitting machines.
The balance between fashionable knitwear and technical knitwear increasingly shifted to the specific technical products in circular knitting.
After obtaining expert advice, Geert and Ingrid decided to change course, stop the ready-to-wear line and focus entirely on technical knitwear.
This led to the foundation in 2007 of ‘BVBA Knittex’, in which son Frederik is very active.
Frederik followed a general technical training and during his knitting training with his father, he quickly mastered the tricks of the trade. Frederik immerses himself in the rapidly evolving technology of electronic machines and regularly visits foreign manufacturers.
Father and son form a strong dynamic team with a long-term vision. BVBA Knittex guarantees development, production and growth.
Sint-Elooistraat 5 Merelbeke 9820 Belgium
Moov 360Moov 360
Who is behind MOOV 360?
“Architect and sportswoman since my youngest age, I imagined sportswear in accordance with my principles and my personality. Mother of two children, I am passionate about sports (skiing, trail running, etc.) and fashion. But what I love above all is being able to surpass myself and set myself challenges. Incorporating MOOV360 into the Belgian sportswear landscape on a long-term basis is a new challenge that I have set myself.
In my job as an architect, I favor clean forms and a mix of styles. For our MOOV360 products, I chose a timeless look: sober backgrounds & graphic colored lines sign this first collection. Lover of nature, and particularly of the mountains where I spend a lot of time, I have a real ecological conscience, and that is why I opted for 100% Italian manufacturing.”
Rue Sainte Gertrude 28 , Waterloo 1410 Belgium
The VandalThe Vandal
THE VANDAL – URBAN & RETRO CYCLING GEAR
“A never-ending passion for cycling.”
Our story begins in 2013. A passion for cycling races and graphic design join in a rough idea and a first print. The Vandal was born. At the beginning of that year we came up with a first pair of t-shirts completely inspired by the race and the bike. We took the plunge and visisted some popups and bike shops in the neighborhood. To our surprise, it was an immediate modest success. Since then, we have put a lot of work into expanding our dealer network at home and abroad and we’re working together with more than 50 active dealers from Flanders to Curaçao.
Our dream is to have a dealer in every European capital and to be present on every continent to spread our passion for the bicycle! Our first webshop saw the light in 2014. We are now on the 4th update of our online store and it has become more than a full-fledged sales channel.
Since 2014 we have been releasing an autumn/winter and a spring/summer collection. We expand this through multiple limited editions and capsule collections throughout the year. The collections include shirts, sweaters and accessories for men, women and kids for, during and after cycling.
We also release a unique cycling kit every year.
Sportswear based on Cycling heritage
It all began in 1977 with a bold vision of Frans Verbeeck, ex-professional Belgian cyclist and founder of Vermarc Sport: “We will develop the world’s best cycling team wear. With our experience from the world of cycling, using the most advanced fabrics and designed to meet the highest requirements of professional and passionate cyclists.”
This pioneering spirit has resulted in a philosophy which challenges our Vermarc Sport team every day. Moving the boundaries of possibility. More innovative, more ergonomic and more lightweight, this is our motto.
MEENENSESTEENWEG 356B ROESELARE 8800