VanH was born when the founders, the van Hoven’s, got married and wrote van H on our wedding invitations. The two fell deeply in love with the signature that marked their special day and decided to register it as a trademark.
From there the idea and small acts of making cycling kits and t-shirts for friends and family was fostered and developed into a commercial brand that produces and sells Van H clothing.
We love coffee, steel bikes, creative challenges and living life to the fullest with our four kids.
Rynard van Hoven is a cycling fanatic who loves design. He is passionate about creating cycling wear that looks and feels amazing.
In 2018 Co-founder Retha van Hoven got involved in the brand and the pair finally embarked on the adventure of producing cycling and active wear themselves. By investing all of her time and effort, giving the brand a lot of TLC, she became the CMT manager and director. This allows the brand to keep a keen eye over the production of the garments and maintain their amazing quality.
With Retha’s clothing marketing degree and Rynard’s creativity, the two make the perfect pair.
The entire production process from design to final product is done in-house at our design shop in Pretoria.
Most of the fabrics are imported from Italy. We import from Borgini, Carvico, Jersey Lomellina and M.i.t.i Spa. All the pads we use are from Elastic Interface in Italy.
We endlessly test, try, tweak and learn to stay ahead in the industry and to be able to constantly offer the best quality and creative products.
Bongiwe, Hope, Daniel and Albert are the wizards who sew your garments to perfection.
They are a highly skilled tight-knit team who takes pride in their work.
The employees are well compensated and cared for, they are paid way above minimum wage and receive enough rest periods to keep them happy and healthy.
Linette Kleyn is our graphic designer. Linette is involved in all the designs along with our design visionary, Rynard. Linette does the printing in the factory for sublimation.
Retha does the pattern designs and development and is responsible for the general running of VanH.
We are a small and close team and absolutely rely on every member to make sure we deliver excellent products.