Faculty Sweatshirts & T-shirts 2020

Faculty of Sciences & Bioengineering Sciences,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Questions? Do not hestitate to contact us at athanor@vub.be.
IBAN: BE87363185188194

Original Sweatshirt & T-shirt Designs by Athanor

Sweatshirts are personalized for each of the 7 sciences at the faculty of sciences and bioengineering sciences. Central to the design is a fox, a symbol that VUB students have adopted based on the real foxes that roam the campus at night (e.g. the logo of the student council). Some say that you can only see the fox after a good night out at a TD...

picture of the 7 different designs, one for each of the sciences

Sweatshirt Textile Properties

Elegant, luxurious & comfortable sweatshirts. Available as a Hoodie or Crew Neck, and with a masculine or feminine silhouette. Design printed in Belgium with environmentally friendly water-based inks.

Composition

80% Pre-shrunk ring-spun combed cotton
20% Polyester

Weight

280g/m2

close-up of outside fabric

The outer layer

100% Cotton layer providing a luxurious handfeel & appearance, and excellent pilling resistance.

close-up of connection between outside and inside layer

Link between the 2 layers

A continuous polyester filament for excellent stability wash after wash.

close-up of fluffy inside layer fabric

The inner layer

Brushed fleece (cotton/polyester blend) for ultimate comfort and resistance.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 logo

Label number: 1501003 (Check here)
Institute: Centexbel

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels. If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. More information

Crew Neck Sweatshirts

€35

Crew Neck - Male/Unisex

Available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary. Check the website of the supplier for more promotional shots and close-ups of the sweatshirt.

Size table measurements are in cm.

XS S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 49 52 55.5 59 62.5 66
B. Length 69 71 73 75 77 79

€35

Crew Neck - Female

Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary. Check the website of the supplier for more promotional shots and close-ups of the sweatshirt.

Size table measurements are in cm.

S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 47 50 53 56 59.5
B. Length 62 64 66 67 68

Hoodies

€35

Hoodie - Male/Unisex

Available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary. Check the website of the supplier for more promotional shots and close-ups of the sweatshirt.

Size table measurements are in cm.

XS S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 49 52 55.5 59 62.5 66
B. Length 68 70 72 74 76 78

€35

Hoodie - Female

Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary. Check the website of the supplier for more promotional shots and close-ups of the sweatshirt.

Size table measurements are in cm.

S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 48 51 54 57 60.5
B. Length 64 66 68 69 70

T-shirt Textile Properties

Short-sleeved T-shirt with a modern look. Available with a masculine or feminine silhouette. Design printed in Belgium with environmentally friendly water-based inks.

close-up of outside fabric

Composition

100% Pre-shrunk ring-spun cotton

Weight

185g/m2

Just like our sweatshirts, these t-shirts are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified from the same manufacturer.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 logo

T-shirts

€15

"Science @ VUB" T-shirt - Male/Unisex

Available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Available in colours: burgundy, black (click the colour circles to change the preview).

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary. Also note that the colour of the t-shirt that is worn by the male model is just an example, and he is not wearing the black variant of this t-shirt.

Size table measurements are in cm.

XS S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 45 48 51 54 57 60
B. Length 68 70 72 74 76 78

€15

"Science @ VUB" T-shirt - Female

Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Available in colours: burgundy, black (click the colour circles to change the preview).

The size of the print is just an example, and actual size may vary.

Size table measurements are in cm.

S M L XL XXL
A. Chest 44 47 50 53 56
B. Length 60 62 64 66 68

Measure Your Size

Do not trust size labels!

Measure your size via this simple guide, and you will not be surprised by the size of the sweatshirt or t-shirt.

Requirements:

  1. One of your own sweatshirts or t-shirts. Pick your favourite sweatshirt or t-shirt whose size you really like, and which is similarly shaped to our sweatshirts or t-shirts (i.e. a regular fit, no funky shapes). We will approximate that sizing.
  2. A tape measure. Or make your own solution. For example, some rope, a pen, and a short ruler. Students are excellent at finding creative solutions. Have you found an exceedingly silly but functional solution? Send us pictures of your contraption on Facebook.

Check out the following instructional video which works for both sweatshirts and t-shirts! The measurements that you are looking for are the chest and length measurements, which correspond respectively to sizes A and B in the sizing tables.

Once you have your measurements, compare them to the sizing table of the sweatshirt that you are interested in. If your own sweatshirt or t-shirt is a tight fit and you'd like something looser, perhaps pick the closest chest size that is higher than your measurement. If your own sweatshirt or t-shirt is a loose fit and you'd like a tighter fit, perhaps pick the closest chest size that is lower than your measurement. Double check that your measured height does not deviate too much from the corresponding height in the sizing table, for example if you have a long torso. A few centimeters too short can make a difference.

Order & Practical Information

Prices

  • Sweatshirt: €35
  • T-shirt: €15
  • bpost: €5,5 - 24h shipping within Belgium via bpost, online tracking included.

Expected delivery

3-4 weeks after the order deadline. We will keep you up-to-date via email.

Place your order 

Order deadline: Friday the 23rd of October 2020
Payment deadline: At the latest 1 working day after the order deadline, meaning that owed amount is in our bank account. Otherwise your order is not confirmed.

Delivery & on-campus pickup

Due to COVID-19 it will not be possible for everyone to safely pick up their orders all at once. Yet, we realise that for most students on-campus pickup is desirable. We have therefore come up with a multi-faceted approach to ensure that everyone can receive their orders safely.

There are multiple ways to receive your order.

  1. bpost

    24h shipping within Belgium, online tracking included. This is the fastest and safest way to receive your order.

  2. VUB internal post (VUB staff + "kotstudenten")

    VUB staff and students in a VUB dormitory (i.e. "kotstudenten") can receive their order via VUB internal post. For staff, internal post is usually handled by the secretariat of your lab/department. For VUB dormitory students, packages will be handled via the normal route for receiving mail/packages at your student house (i.e. via the people that manage the student house).

  3. On-campus pickup

    Due to COVID-19 it is not possible for everyone to safely pick up their orders immediately when they are ready. We have devised a plan whereby orders can be picked up from multiple pickup points on-campus. Your package will be available at one of these pickup points for 2 weeks, during which you can pick up your order during the opening hours of the pickup point. Not all packages will be available at these pickup points all the time.

    The pick-up points will usually be in buildings F and G. We will inform you via email when & where your package is available, including the opening hours of the pick-up point. We expect packages to start becoming available during the week of 16/11. You must bring the student card of every person whose package you are picking up.

  4. Alumni "pickup Saturday"

    Saturday the 21st of November 2020, 13h-17h
    @ Bar Pilar, VUB Campus (where the "KultuurKaffee" used to be)

    Let us know that you are coming beforehand, and we'll have your order ready. You can stick around for a beer if COVID-19 conditions allow it. Please note that the Pilar bar usually closes at 17h.

  5. Wetenschappelijke Kring (WK) pick-up

    WK members who prefer to receive their orders via WK can ask us to do so. Packages will be handed over to a WK representative as soon as possible, and from that point onwards you can retrieve your package (e.g. by picking it up from the "WK lokaal") by contacting the person within WK who is managing the packages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Athanor?

Athanor is a Dutch alumni organization for alumni of the faculty of sciences and bioengineering sciences. If you are Dutch, you can read all about us on our homepage.

Where can I pay?

Please pay by regular bank transfer to BE87363185188194 before the deadline. Your order is only confirmed when it has been paid. We expect your payment no more than 1 working day after the deadline to account for banking delays.

Can I try the sweatshirts and t-shirts beforehand?

Unfortunately not. However, from the point of view of a clothesmaker, sweatshirts and t-shirts are basically rectangular pieces of fabric with arms sewn onto them. Follow our sizing guide to get a reasonable approximation of a sweatshirt or t-shirt that will fit you well.

Can I change my order?

Yes, as long as the deadline has not expired. Please send us an email and we'll sort it out.

Can I place an order when the deadline has expired?

Unfortunately not, since the sweatshirts and t-shirts are made to order.

Can I return an order?

Unfortunately not, since the sweatshirts and t-shirts are made to order, and we are not a clothing store that can easily resell those items.

When do I receive my order via bpost?

As soon as we receive the order from our supplier we will work as hard as possible to package & send the orders. Please take into account that this is a manual process, so it may take us a couple of days depending on volume. As soon as we send the package we will send you an email confirmation with a bpost tracking code, after which the package should arive within 24 hours after bpost picks it up from the VUB campus.

Is there a female size XS sweatshirt or t-shirt?

Unfortunately not. This is a consequence of printing sweatshirts and t-shirts in relatively small volumes. The size of the print is calculated using smallest printing surface (i.e. the smallest sweatshirt or t-shirt). Thus, 1 XS item impacts the size of the print for all other items. Since our fixed costs for printing are already quite high with 8 different designs and 2 printing colours, it is financially infeasible to print in 2 sizes (this would double our fixed costs, and increase the price of the sweatshirts and t-shirts).