We create pro-level sustainable sportswear for teams and individual athletes.
Launched in February 2018 by Grn Sportswear Ltd to fulfil our customers’ need for performance, bespoke teamwear in the cycle, swim, run and triathlon market. Creators of the world’s most sustainable skin suit.
At Presca Teamwear we are proving that performance and sustainability go hand in hand. We create custom teamwear for clubs, events, charities and companies of all sizes and have developed an own-brand range for individual cyclists and triathletes. We have developed links with world-leading research institutes, keeping us at the forefront of sustainability and manufacturing processes within our industry and are currently working on a number of ground-breaking R&D projects. Presca has already had an impact on the way that sportswear is created – we have big plans, join us on our journey!
Manufacturing of all our performance clothing is carried out in the United Kingdom, using world-leading sustainable fabrics made for us by some of Italy’s finest mills.
We work with some the best Italian mills who create high-performance sustainable fabrics from recycled sources which includes, for example, recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. These are cleaned up, broken down and extruded into high-quality yarns that have the same chemistry as standard fabrics, just from a renewable source. Sportswear created from these sources uses significantly less water and less CO2 to produce and also helps to clean up our oceans. The fabrics that we work with are soft, breathable, wicking and non-chafing.
Our reputation in the sustainable sportswear market means that we are often first to trial new materials. This ensures that we are always at the cutting-edge of new innovation and are pioneers in this field.
We work hard to ensure that our manufacturing processes are as sustainable and ethical as possible. All of our technical wear is manufactured in the UK, building on centuries of high-quality manufacturing expertise and supporting local workers. We print with eco-inks and keep our supply chains as short as possible, to reduce CO2 emissions and ensure that we can remain cost-competitive. Finally, the quality and knit of the materials and the design and stitching of our products means that they are built to last, reducing waste.
When we work with events organisers, we are therefore able to challenge the throwaway culture that has sometimes been a factor in mass-participation events.
“Great service received from beginning to end. From the design process which was really sleek and quick to the production was fab! Really impressed with the quality of both the jersey and bib shorts. Love that everything is made ethically and within the UK too, would definitely recommend.”
MEET THE TEAM
Iron-distance triathlete and ultra-runner, environmental scientist by training. 15 years experience of managing sustainability and engineering projects from concept through to delivery.
Dedicated cyclist and youth coach with 25 years experience in implementing commercial strategies and partnerships for start-ups and large multi-national organisations.
Iron-distance triathlete with Turnbridge Wells Tri Club. Background in business analysis and change management within both public and private sectors.
Qualified chartered accountant, 13 years at KPMG specialising in audit and transaction services, and 13 years in industry working on all areas of financial control, funding and compliance.
Elite athletes who test our products, provide advice and support us to develop the best technical sustainable kit on the market.
Discipline: ParaTriathlon / Duathlon
An inspirational talent, Jade Jones-Hall is reigning Commonwealth ParaTriathlon Champion and World Silver Medallist as well as adding British Duathlon Champion to her name in April 2019. She has a law degree and is married to fellow GB Athlete, Callum Hall.
Discipline: Running / Cycling / Duathlon
Josie has just returned from the World Duathlon Championships in Denmark where she was crowned World Sprint Duathlon Champion in the 25-29 Age Group. Coming from a running background Josie enjoys racing for Morpeth Harriers on the road and over cross country, and took up bike racing in 2018. She hopes to reach cat 2 in her first season of racing with AlbaRosa CC and enjoys training on the hills of West Yorkshire as well as Northumberland on trips home to the North East.
Discipline: Triathlon / Duathlon / Aquathlon
Gary is ETU European AG champion in aquathlon and current National AG Sprint Distance Triathlon Champion (2nd Overall). He is a two time Middle Distance Champ (2016 AND 2017 with a PB of 3hr 58MINS). He captains South London Harriers Tri Club and in 2018 ran a 1.14 half marathon and a 32.20 10km at the National Road Champs. In August ’18, Gary completed his first Ironman in an incredible 8h55, qualifying for the Worlds in Kona! In his spare time (!!?) he’s a father of two, and project manager of an innovative and inspiring sports coaching apprenticeship called ‘Coach Core’.
Rachel Coe O’Brien
Rachel has previously represented GB twice in her age group at the Triathlon World Championships at Hyde Park (2013) and Chicago (2015). She has also represented Surrey for cross country running and got stuck in to obstacle course racing (OCR). More recently Rachel has had a break from serious racing to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy. We are looking forward to following her journey as gets back in to Triathlon Racing in 2019 and will be testing our brand new triathlon suit later this year.
Since competing in the Jungle Marathon, a 6 day ultra-marathon through the Amazon Jungle in 2015, Mark “caught the running bug” and has focussed on marathons and ultra-marathons a bit closer to home. 2018 being his most impressive year to date, winning the Race to the King Ultra-marathon in June followed by a marathon PB in Berlin (2:31:53) in September. 2019 sees the return to ultra’s for Mark with the Berghaus Dragons Back in May and an attempt at racing 100 miles at the Autumn 100 in October. Whilst not running, Mark works full-time as a Chartered Surveyor in London, is a father of two, and is in training to become a Coach in Running Fitness. Rachel has previously represented GB twice in her age group at the Triathlon World Championships at Hyde Park (2013) and Chicago (2015). She has also represented Surrey for cross country running and got stuck into obstacle course racing (OCR). More recently Rachel has had a break from serious racing to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy. We are looking forward to following her journey as gets back into Triathlon Racing in 2019 and will be testing our brand new triathlon suit later this year.
Young up-and-comers in their respective fields who we think might just be the next big thing!
Luke “Nuke” Willcocks
Born in 2010, Nuke is a little BMX ripper! He rides for Team Mind BMX. He learned to backflip on the second time of asking and in 2018 he became W5 at the World Champs in Baku!
Lewis Dolan has an impressive record as a youth cyclist including ranking 1 in the British Cycling Youth Rankings, 2nd overall National Youth Circuit Series and North East Youth League winner. 2019 is set to be an important development year for Lewis and we look forward to supporting him.