Back in 2013, Presca CEO Rob was training for Ironman Kalmar. As an environmental scientist, he was aware of the social and environmental damage caused by the garment industry and wanted to buy high-quality, sustainable cycling and triathlon wear. But none existed. Spurred on, Rob set out on a journey to look at how sportswear could be created better. Embarking on supply chain and materials research, Rob and a small team created their first cycle jersey made from recycled plastic bottles and went on to launch this concept jersey at the Tour de France in 2014. This was a brand-new idea at the time and Presca (in its early iterations) was born.
"In 2014 we were the first purpose-driven company in our marketplace. The company has been purpose-driven since day one because of my background as an environmental scientist, and I’m proud that we’re leading the way in this conversation."
Rob Webbon: CEO & Sustainability Director
Today, the environmental crisis has become only more urgent and Presca exists to challenge the sportswear industry and lead the way in reducing its negative impact. As a business, we know we need to do more. We are making an even more fundamental shift in the way that we design our garments to ensure that all are designed for full circularity and have set, we believe, the most ambitious sustainability targets in the industry. Read more about our Sustainability journey.
We seek to inspire change by providing an alternative - high quality, ethical and sustainable sportswear. Our voice may be small, but it is powerful. Join us.
About Our Team
A small group of founders set out on a mission to take back materials which were polluting the planet and to redesign them into performance sportswear that was built to last. Their ambitions were matched in the early days by pioneers in the cycling, running and triathlon field who supported the early business and who trialled and tested the sportswear. Always staying true to our values, from there we have built a business from the ground up based on sustainable and ethical choices and where every garment is designed and created with these considerations in mind.
Based in Teesside in the North of England, with remote hubs around the UK, our team is made up of experienced athletes and committed environmentalists with industry expertise in environmental science, design and business management. Within our team we have two GB age group triathletes and other staff members have competed in numerous Ironman, ultra-running events and sportives. We have links with world-leading research institutes which keeps us at the forefront of sustainable design.