Meet The Co-Founders of Vault Active

We had a dream and we took the chance; we hope that our story inspires you.

Born from the desire to attack the daily grind and own it, soul-friends Sophie and Kate saw a chance to transform athleisure in Australia and embraced it.

Their ambition was to harness their own stories and the experiences of real women everywhere, into an active lifestyle wear brand that expressed the internal strength that lies in all of us.

Meet Sophie Van Den Akker


Growing up with a single mother working 5 jobs, Sophie is no stranger to witnessing fierce women work hard. This same resilience is instilled in Sophie and has made her truly unstoppable. 

Gracing the covers of international magazines, walking runways for coveted brands, co-founding Vault Active, she is a single mother breaking boundaries and exceeding in life.

“Fall down 9 times, get up 10”

- Sophie

Meet Kate Benden


From a young age, Kate struggled with food allergies and her body’s response to artificial additives and preservatives. This fuelled a fire to live an active and honest lifestyle, circling back to whole-foods, clean products and self-care. 

Taking back her power and inspiring others to do the same, Kate is a personal trainer, clean eating guru, the co-founder of Vault Active and mother to 2 beautiful children.

“Juggling life, work, being a mum, self care & everything in between can be a tough role... You have to celebrate the wins along the way. Be your own hero.”

- Kate

As kindred-spirits, Kate & Sophie have built a friendship that centralises around perseverance, truth, ambition, drive and inspiring each other through action and leadership.

As busy working mums they’re constantly striving for new ways to find challenge, pride and balance in their lives, and know confidence and community is what kicks goals. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to unite Australian women and empower them to reach beyond what they believe they’re capable of. 

We want to re-invent the way you see your potential, push you outside of your comfort zone and give you the confidence to nail every part of your day effortlessly in your Vault Active loungewear. 

Our Vision

We dream of completely transforming the way women perform with luxury, stylish and affordable athleisure wear. 

The fabric you’re in can revolutionise the way you live, and we’re determined to help every Australian woman reach her full potential by creating an inspired and effortlessly comfortable, confident community.