The Elvis & Kresse Large Washbag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and lined with waste parachute silk. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK, fire-hose makes for a perfect wash bag. Strong enough to tackle the toughest conditions first time around, the hose has been re-engineered to protect your toiletries. The hose itself is obviously waterproof, protecting what’s inside but perhaps more importantly protecting what’s outside from leaky shampoo bottles and exploding toothpaste tubes!
Elvis & Kresse donate 50% of the profits from the Fire-hose Collection to The Fire Fighters Charity.
Chosen as one of the best washbags by The Independen, the Large Washbag is available in red hose, yellow hose or black printing blanket. The latter version is made from reclaimed printing blankets combined with the Elvis & Kresse signature decommissioned fire-hose, making a bold statement. The re-engineered printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch.
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.