The Elvis & Kresse Notebook cover is bound in our signature decommissioned fire-hose, previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years. Inlayed with heroic fire fighting history, it comes in hard-back with 98 leaves of recycled unbleached cream paper which can be replaced at any time with either Elvis & Kresse refills or your preferred A5 refill pad. The inside of our Notebook cover can be personalised making this a wonderful gift for a loved one or as something special just for you…
Available in red and rarer yellow fire-hose or the black Print Room version.
If you choose the personalisation option, this is achieved by laser etching directly into the fire-hose, or paper if requested. We recommend not more than 20 characters per line. The font used is Times New Roman.
The Elvis & Kresse Messenger Bag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and a has a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk lining. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 30 years, fighting fires around the UK, the hose is perfectly robust for an every day bag and the full length flap, with hidden magnet closures, will keep your valuables safe. It has an internal zip pocket, a laptop divider and 1 full length zipped pocket under the flap.
WHAT CAN YOU FIT IN THERE?
This is a deceptively roomy bag, big enough for a 13″ laptop, an A4 pad and all your other daily essentials, but small enough just to chuck in your tablet, wallet and keys and go….
We also offer a Limited Edition ‘Print Room’ version of our classic Messenger bag. Made from reclaimed printing blankets combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose, this limited edition bag really makes a statement. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version of the bag maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose version as described above.
THE FIRE-HOSE COLLECTION
We fell in love with London’s decommissioned fire-hose back in 2005 through a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. We took this lifesaving material home determined to breathe new life into it and save it from its otherwise inevitable end in landfill, and vowed to donate 50% of our profits to charity.
For over a decade we have been rescuing all of London’s retired fire-hose by lovingly handcrafting them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories. Every year since, Elvis & Kresse have donated 50% of the profits from the Fire-hose Collection to The Fire Fighters Charity. This heroic material, once used to save lives, gets a second chance to keep giving back.
Our Fire-hose pieces are more than just a collection, they represents a whole new kind of luxury. One that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind.
Dimensions: H 26 x W 34 x D 11 cm
Max Strap Drop: 72 cm
- Exterior: Choice of genuine decommissioned British fire-hose or reclaimed printing blanket
- Lining: Reclaimed military-grade parachute silk
- Adjustable shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
- Available in Red, rare Yellow fire-hose, or Black printing blanket
- Practical design
- Full length flap with hidden magnetic closure
- One external and one internal zip pocket
- Padded central divider and laptop pocket
- Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a shopping or delicate-wash bag
- Etched Elvis & Kresse logo
- Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges
- Water resistant, Wipe-clean
- Repaired for life
- Free international delivery
- 50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity
Elvis & Kresse is a waste-saving luxury accessories brand who craft beautiful lifestyle products out of some unexpected raw materials.
Thanks to them, damaged and decommissioned London firehoses no longer end up in landfill, as they once did. Instead, they’re given a new lease of life as part of the Elvis & Kresse range of lifestyle accessories.
And they save other would-be waste materials too, like parachute silk, tea sacks and leather from the cutting room floor of premium fashion brands. Their five-year partnership with the Burberry Foundation will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts be remade into Elvis & Kresse accessories.
The brand is built on three pillars: rescue, transform, donate. This last one means that 50% of their profits always go to charities like The Fire Fighters Charity. So they’re giving back to good causes while doing good for the planet.