Sport is at the heart of the company's mission. The two founders: André Claude and Ginette Leduc transformed their love of sport into technical and comfortable clothing for different types of sports. These two former physical education teachers at Cégep André Laurendau chose to embark on the design of clothing to remedy the problem of lack of technical clothing for the practice of sport at a reasonable price for their students.
The need being real, the demand is exploding and the company has to move to a bigger environment. It was then that they decided to move the business to the old school in the village of St-Clet dating from the 1900s.
Each product line was designed from size 6 to 16, but their distributor did not see the importance of the plus size customer base. Yet the demand was there. Plus-size women grew tired of seeing lifeless, uncut styles and having to shop multiple times to find some semblance of choice. So the obvious was there… Sportive Plus was born.
Sport, the outdoors and well-being are at the heart of the company's DNA. At 22, André was in the top 20 of the best javelin throwers in the world and was chosen athlete of the year in Quebec. The same year as his participation in the Olympic Games in Munich. For her part, Ginette undertook the trek on the way to Everest leading to Gokyo (4750m) twice.
At only 22 years old, André was in the top 20 of the best javelin throwers in the world. Athlete of the year in Quebec in 1972, he took part in the Munich Olympics.
Ginette undertook the trek on the way to Everest leading to Gokyo (4750m) twice.
Catherine devotes herself to the practice of several sports including triathlon!
Sportive Plus is recognized as both a manufacturer (in-house brands) and a retailer (other brands), specializing in the manufacture and sale of plus size clothing, which gives the inspiring woman (accomplished and confident) the right to assert herself (in body and mind) as she sees fit (strong and independent).
Sportive Plus is much more than a clothing line. She is an inspiration and a partner for the active plus size woman by offering a high performance product designed specifically for her.
Sportive Plus celebrates women and their shapes... from shape to shape . Woman who wants to take full advantage of the happiness of playing sports and the pleasure of moving, hiking, running, all winter sports while being confident, stylish and comfortable.
Sportive Plus is inspired by current trends and aims above all for top quality in the choice of textiles and its manufacturing processes. All this, for a guarantee of technical clothing that is comfortable and easy to maintain.
|1979||Beginning of the adventure! Two physical education teachers start a Quebec manufacturer of technical sportswear under the Audvik brand.|
|1993:||Fémina winner for the company of the year 1993 by the Association of Quebec Business Women of Vaudreuil-Soulanges|
|1993||Manufacturing Company at the Business People Gala|
|1994:||Performas for the Training and Employment Category by the Vaudreuil Business People's Association|
|1999||A new collection of clothing designed for the active plus size woman is born. The Sportive Plus trademark was launched by a Quebec manufacturing company in St-Clet.|
|2004||Shift towards retail with the opening of the very first Sportive Plus specialty store entirely and totally dedicated to the active plus-size woman!|
|2012||Ovations Prize for the internet platform (www.sportiveplus.com)|
|2022||Sportive Plus , with its four stores and its website, has become a must and a reference in the field of 14+ sports clothing for women.|
Sportive Plus, the boutique for fit shapes