Middlesbrough recycled sportswear company reveals national partnership
A Middlesbrough company specialising in high performance sustainable teamwear has partnered with Vitus Pro Cycling Team, powered by Brother UK, to provide sustainably and ethically produced team kit for the 2019 season.
Based in Middlesbrough, Presca Teamwear creates technical garments using yarns extruded from recycled materials, including plastic bottles and fishing nets.
Established in 2018, the high-performance teamwear brand is collaborating with Vitus Pro Cycling Team, powered by Brother UK, demonstrating clothing made from recycled materials can meet the challenge of professional cycling.
Peter Lillie, co-founder of Presca Teamwear, said: “We’re really excited about this partnership. We believe our commitment to creating the most ethically-sourced and sustainable sportswear makes the Vitus Pro Cycling Team, p/b Brother UK, kit the most sustainable ever to be worn by a pro-cycling team.
“The feedback we have had from members of the team has been extremely positive. The company has recently gone through a significant investment phase which has enabled us to produce our best ever kit.”
All of Presca Teamwear’s technical clothing is manufactured in the UK, shortening supply chains and negating the environmental impact of transport from production facilities overseas, while supporting the UK’s regional and national economies.
Presca has swiftly established a reputation for quality and performance, rooted in ethical manufacturing processes.
As few as seven plastic bottles are used to create one cycling jersey. The recycled materials used in the bib shorts consume 60 per cent less energy and 94 per cent less water than the alternative from virgin materials.
Cherie Pridham, team owner and manager of Vitus Pro Cycling Team, powered by Brother UK, said she was delighted to welcome Presca Teamwear as a partner for her British-registered team, which is unique in adopting a values-based approach to racing.
She added: “Presca Teamwear is an ideal partner for our values-based approach to professional cycling.
“By creating advanced apparel from sustainable materials, Presca exemplifies our own commitment to responsible racing, in every aspect.
“Presca’s use of recycled materials to create clothing of a standard fit for our elite athletes is also a clear demonstration of our shared belief in innovation.”