The Elvis & Kresse Billfold Wallet is handmade from genuine decommissioned fire-hose. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK, the hose softens with use but doesn't lose its strength. The wallet is lined with reclaimed military-grade parachute silk. Fear not, although it is naturally water resistant and extremely durable – your Oyster card (if you have one) works right through the hose.
Elvis & Kresse fell in love with London's decommissioned fire-hose back in 2005 through a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. They 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 their profits to charity.
For over a decade Elvis & Kresse 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.
The 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.
50% of profits from the sale of this product are donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.
H10 x W12.5 x D1.5cm
Exterior: Genuine decommissioned British firehose
Lining: reclaimed military grade parachute silk.
Sections for 8 x credit cards, 2 additional pockets for business cards, and a divided section for notes and foreign currency.
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Anonymous asked this question on 13th Dec 2018
Q: It says this is vegan and yet has silk as an ingredient which is not vegan - can you clarify if this is genuine silk or a synthetic copy which would be vegan
A: Hi there, Many thanks for your query. The manufacturer has confirmed that the parachute silk they use is made from industrial nylon, not genuine silk. We will make sure this is made more clear in our product descriptions. Kind regards,
About Elvis & Kresse
Elvis & Kresse engineer seemingly useless waste into innovative and pioneering products that ooze style. Their range created from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hose provides the hose with a second purpose, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives. Elvis & Kresse care about waste and landfill, and have reclaimed more than 170 tons of waste so far...and are still counting!
50% of the profits from the Fire-Hose collection are donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.
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