Presence trainers, developed using responsibly sourced hair-on hide, full grain leather and suede are inspired by the beauty of natural wildlife. We, at Presence, wanted to create a pair of shoes that reflect the free-spirited wild cats of Africa, instilling the same majestic beauty and confidence in the wearer. It's with the respect and awe of the untouched natural beauty of the world that we decided to contribute to the non-profit, 1% For The Planet. We support all aspects of mother nature and the preservation against the negative impact of humankind on our planet.
A message from our founder Laurence
“Personally I feel a strong connection to nature and the wilderness, as my family is originally from South Africa, I have very fond childhood memories of visiting the wilds of the African bush. When starting Presence, I wanted the brand to stand for something good and positive. That’s why we donate 1% of every sale towards the greater good of our planet. I want to continue the tradition of visiting the wilderness with my own children by showing them the raw beauty of the natural world and hope to do so for many many years to come. I’m positive we can all help to make a change and preserve the health of our planet as a collective through 1% For The Planet” - Laurence
About 1% For The Planet
For over the last two decades, 1% For The Planet has helped to direct hundreds of millions of pounds to environmental nonprofits around the world. It's a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, donors and nonprofit organisations working together toward a common goal: protecting the future of our planet by supporting essential work in six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.
Presence sources all its leather from cattle hides which are a byproduct of the meat industry, as cattle are predominately reared for their protein, not their hides. Although not perfect, we are working hard to ensure visibility and traceability all the way back to the farm where these cattle are raised and looked after. Our sourced leather is made in a gold star-rated tannery which is audited annually by the Leather Working Group (LWG), the standard global governing body that monitors the level of impact on the environment caused by leather production.
None of our products are made using endangered species, and all of our animal prints are made using printed patterns on cattle hair-on hides.
Whether you buy a pair or Presence trainers or not, it’s easy to still show your support for this crucial cause. Donations start from as little as £1. And if you do buy a pair of our trainers it’s easy to add on any additional donation amount to your order at checkout. Let's make a difference together and keep this beautiful planet green!