Kresse Wesling

Co-Founder, Director

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About me

Multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience. After first meeting with the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities related to the waste. Elvis & Kresse’s first line is made from decommissioned fire hose, 50% of the profits from this line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. The company now collects 12 different waste streams, has several charitable partnerships and is involved with collaborations across industries, from fashion houses to FTSE 100 companies etc. Some might be hard-pressed to see how old hose could be beautiful, but this is exactly what makes Kresse’s passion extraordinary: her vision. ‘When you polish it and see the lustrous red rubber it becomes this fantastic material!’ Kresse and her business partner, Elvis, set about figuring out what they could make from it. ‘If a use couldn’t be found for the hose, most of it would go to landfill, which to me is simply uncivilised. Waste is a mix of inherently valuable materials. It’s shameful to shove it in the earth’.

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Skills

  • Creative Direction
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sustainability
  • Manufacturing
  • Product

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  • The Dots

    The Dots

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    • Technology
  • Squarespace

    Squarespace

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    • Technology
  • Elvis & Kresse

    Elvis & Kresse

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    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Co-founder & Director

Elvis & Kresse

Aug 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time