Sustainable Luxury Since 2005 — Reclaimed | Ethical | Handmade
At Elvis & Kresse we are constantly thinking about waste. The instant we met the London Fire Brigade we fell in love with their old fire-hose. We scrubbed away all the soot, grease, and everything else that builds up after 25 years of active duty fighting fires, and in the process discovered a truly remarkable, truly sustainable textile.
All Elvis & Kresse items are handmade and unique. The hose itself is weathered and marked, the ridges and grooves of a long life are self-evident and no two reds are the same. Some products may have the details of their extrusion and others may bear the name of the company that manufactures the hose. Elvis & Kresse collect hose across the UK, and in order to thank Britain’s Fire Brigades 50% of profits from the Fire-Hose Collection is donated to the Fire Fighter’s Charity.
Elvis & Kresse also use other reclaimed materials in their collections. Fire-hose is their signature material, but they now collect leather off-cuts from the production of Burberry leather goods, decommissioned printing blankets from the off-set printing industry, and military grade parachute silk.
The packaging is also reclaimed and handmade: tea sacks, coffee sacks, printing blanket, show boxes and parachute silk.
Elvis & Kresse handcraft honest, genuine, practical pieces; from the belt you leave on your favourite jeans to the bag you couldn’t leave home without. Elvis & Kresse is tradition, sustainably re-engineered.
Founding UK B Corp and a Certified Social Enterprise
Elvis & Kresse became a founding UK B Corp in 2015 when they became one of the first certified B Corporations in the United Kingdom. They are also a certified Social Enterprise.
Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have donated 50% of their profits to charity, the biggest beneficiary being The Fire Fighters Charity. They have saved over 200 tons of material going to landfill. The business employs craftsmen and apprentices in the hopes of bringing craftsmanship back to the UK.
Since they have solved London’s fire-hose waste problem they are now tackling an even larger problem: leather waste, of which 800,000 tons end up in landfill yearly. In 2017 they partnered with The Burberry Foundation to help tackle their leather waste. Elvis & Kresse believe in ethical production and all their pieces are handmade by their craftsmen, who are all treated fairly and equally. 50% of the profits from the Fire & Hide Collection is donated to Barefoot College, helping to train female solar engineers.
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Elvis & Kresse - Tonge Mill, Church Road, Tonge, Kent, ME9 9AP, GB
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Delivery, Returns and Exchanges
We will contact you if there is an excessive delay in sending out your goods. Goods will be shipped according to the method selected by you, at the time you place your online order. Goods are usually dispatched within 2-3 working days of placing your order Exchange items can be requested a maximum of two times. Further exchange requests may be refused. Returns will be accepted only if they are in the same condition that they were received and within 35 days of dispatch.
Goods are subject to availability. If an item becomes out of stock when we receive the order, we will let you know right away and you will not be charged. Each of our pieces are unique. There are slight variations in colour and detailing - some items may have the Angus Duraline details printed onto the hose when it is first extruded and some may not, but they all look fabulous! If you require a particular style ie writing or no writing, please use the 'ask seller a question' function on any of our product pages. In your comment, please state your name, the product ordered and the style you require and we will do our utmost to accommodate you. All sizes and measurements are as accurate as possible. Products are made from reclaimed material and as such are vintage and will bear the scars of active duty. All Elvis & Kresse products carry a 12 month guarantee from the date of purchase. If within this period you detect a fault, they will be replaced or repaired as appropriate.
Payments are processed at the time of ordering. All prices include VAT. The total cost of the order is that of the goods purchased plus delivery charges.
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