Fashion powerhouse of licenses and brands
Erve Europe (Van der Erve NV) is the foundation of the ERVE GROUP and was established in 1985 in Brussels, the capital of Europe.
Erve Europe is a European leader in character licenses and brands. We produce branded fashion and apparel featuring TV, film, cartoon and video game heroes. As part of Erve Group, we have six offices across three continents and we control the supply chain between raw materials and stores. Starting with our in-house design team and portfolio of licenses, we source, produce, pack and transport collections at the request of major fashion retailers. With 35 years in the industry, our dynamic team values growth, transparency and customer focus. Our exceptional quality and sustainable practices have earned us a reputation for excellence. Our head office and showroom are located in Zaventem near Brussels.
We believe in an organization that operates in circles, giving everyone the chance to shine. If every individual has the opportunity to develop their full potential, we’ll be happier and more successful as a team.
An open environment, collaboration and growing together is what we stand for.
Step by step, better each time.
Erve Europe is a company based on brands under license and under ownership, assisting retailers with all stages of production and distribution.
Great Place To Work
Global Design TeamOur global design team is based on three continents in multiple locations. Our designers create innovative collections based on the latest trends, inspired by visiting exhibitions, shopping, immersing themselves in the fashion world and perusing professional literature. This way, the designers are capable of making personalized collections to meet the high standards of our customers. They also work with the licensing and marketing team to define marketing campaigns and promote new licenses.
Sales & PurchasingAt Erve Europe we specifically choose to combine sales and purchasing. This means that your sales representative is familiar with the product and production process and that our clients receive favorable prices and personal, swift and efficient service.
Erve Europe gives you access to an extensive license portfolio and high-quality products created in a socially conscious environment.
Quality, Compliance & Sustainability
- OEKO-TEX® certified
- member of BCI
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) is integrated in all our production processes.
- signatory to the ‘Fire And Building Safety’ agreement.
More about this at our 'we care' page
Licensing & MarketingThe licensing & marketing team has a wide variety of tasks, ranging from creative to financial aspects. These aspects include design approval, contract negotiation and management, as well as formulating the financial status for each license. Together with the design team, the licensing and marketing team monitors OEKO-TEX® and social compliance, while staying ahead of new legislation concerning product quality and testing.
MerchandisingThe merchandising team monitors the production process from beginning to end on behalf of our customers. Working within a dedicated, specialized team, they maintain contact with both our offices in production countries and our clients.
Logistics & AccountingLogistics
Transporting our products from production countries to our customers in Europe is coordinated by our headquarters in Zaventem. Flexibility is combined with reliability, short and long term deliveries, as well as stock and NOS (Never Out of Stock).
The accounts team manages the financial administration for the entire company.
Mission & vision
"Growth is what we stand for
growth for our customers, partners and our people
step by step, better each time"
Erve Group is a circle of companies that give everyone the opportunity
Erve Group has 6 offices across 3 continents and we keep growing.
Meet the ‘Dudas’
Our animated characters that set the tone for everything we do.
Never out of stock
Alongside creating bespoke collections, we manage
Never Out of Stock (NOS) programs for certain customers.
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