Sport, outdoor activities, and well-being are at the heart of the company's DNA.

The two founders, André Claude and Ginette Leduc, turned their love for sports into technical and comfortable outdoor clothing. These two former physical education teachers at Cégep André Laurendeau decided to venture into clothing design to address the lack of technical clothing for sports at a reasonable price for their students.

With a real need, the demand exploded, and the company had to move to a larger environment. That's when they decided to relocate the business to the old school in the village of St-Clet dating back to the 1900s.

Each product line was designed from size 6 to 16, but their distributor did not see the importance of catering to plus-size customers. Yet the demand was there. Curvy women were tired of seeing lifeless, shapeless models and having to visit multiple stores to find some semblance of choice. So the obvious solution was... Sportive Plus was born.

At 22, André was in the top 20 javelin throwers in the world and was named Athlete of the Year in Quebec. Athlete of the Year in Quebec in 1972, he participated in the Munich Olympics.

On the other hand, Ginette undertook the trek on the Everest path leading to Gokyo (4750m) twice.

The company has been passed on to the next generation since 2019. Catherine Claude engages in various sports such as triathlon, Ironman, XTERRA, Adventure Raid, Canoeing, Climbing, and more!

Catherine, with the help of the managers of the different stores, focuses on finding the best in the sports clothing industry for her customers. No one can speak more about the subject than Catherine, who has even helped several manufacturers develop plus-size collections.

It was really necessary to help this industry to obtain sports clothing in plus sizes that are truly adapted and look good!!

Sportive Plus is now celebrating its 25th anniversary and has become a reference in the 14+ sports clothing industry for active women.


Sportive Plus is recognized as both a manufacturer (house brands) and a retailer (other brands), specializing in the design and sale of plus-size clothing, giving the inspiring woman (accomplished and confident) the right to assert herself (body and mind) as she wishes (strong and independent).

Sportive Plus is much more than a clothing line. It is a source of 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... fit shapes. Women who want to fully enjoy the joy of sports and the pleasure of moving, hiking, running, engaging in all sports with confidence, style, and comfort.

Sportive Plus draws inspiration from current trends and focuses primarily on the highest quality in the choice of fabrics and manufacturing processes. All this ensures comfortable and easy-to-maintain technical clothing.

1979 The adventure begins! Two physical education teachers start a Quebec-based manufacturing company for technical sports clothing under the brand Audvik.
1993: Winner of the Fémina award for the 1993 Business of the Year by the Association of Business Women of Quebec in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
1993 Manufacturing Company at the Business People's Gala
1994: Performas for the Training and Employment Category by the Vaudreuil Business People's Association
1999 A new collection of clothing designed for active plus-size women is launched. The trademark Sportive Plus is introduced by a Quebec-based manufacturing company in St-Clet.
2004 Shift towards retail with the opening of the very first specialized Sportive Plus boutique entirely dedicated to active plus-size women!
2012 Ovations Award for the internet platform (www.sportiveplus.com)
2024 Sportive Plus celebrates its 25th anniversary with its three stores and website.

Sportive Plus, the boutique for fit shapes

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