Elvis & Kresse have been reclaiming heroic materials ever since they fell in love with London Fire Brigade's decommissioned fire-hose. After a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives the hoses were destined for landfill. They started to rescue the hose in 2005 and never looked back.
More materials soon followed, Kresse has always had an obsession with waste and likes nothing better than discovering and intercepting something new. The challenge is the same every time - what can be done to prove value, change perception, and respect these resources.
Today, Elvis & Kresse's highly skilled craftspeople make beautifully designed bags and homeware. 50% of Elvis & Kresse's profits are donated to charities related to their raw materials, 50% of their profits from the fire hose range go to The Fire Fighters Charity. London's fire hose was just the beginning, the team reclaims more than 12 different materials and has saved over 300 tonnes of material from landfill.