November 10, 2022

The first product Elvis & Kresse ever made, the West End Belt is still one of our most timeless, popular pieces. Elvis & Kresse are still wearing their first belts most days almost 17 years later…

Made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose with a classic West End style buckle, these ethical belts are timeless, staple pieces for any sustainable wardrobe. Available in classic red fire-hose the West End Belt has been featured in Vogue being worn by Cameron Diaz. If that’s not confirmation enough, read on to find out more about the West End Belt.

Ethical Belt Design

At Elvis & Kresse the design process always starts with the material and zero-waste in mind. As you can imagine, due to its shape, malleability and durability rescued fire-hose lends itself incredibly well to being a belt.

All Elvis & Kresse belts are made to order in our workshop in Kent to ensure we don't end up with unpopular sizes getting dusty in a store room.

Recycled Belts

Features of the West End Belt

As one of our longest standing pieces, the West End Belt has gone through nearly 20 years of real-life testing and tweaking to make it the best looking, most durable sustainable belt possible. Available in 6 standard sizes from Extra Small to Extra Extra Large these ethical, and vegan, red belts will suit everyone (custom sizes are also available upon request, just get in touch with us here).

The timeless design can be paired with almost any outfit and the West End Buckle is available in either an Antique Brass or Silver finish to suit your style. Each belt comes with 6 robust eyelets and our sizes are measured to the third eyelet from the buckle - giving room to grow or shrink a little!

Water resistant and wipe-clean, this belt is for everyday use and will last for years, a true staple for a sustainable wardrobe.

Finishing Touches

As with all our pieces, our ethical belts are hand made and hand finished so some small variations occur. Each piece has hand painted edges, a subtle laser etched Elvis & Kresse logo and, as it’s made from rescued fire-hose, it’s also perfect for the vegan fashionista.

Buy Good, Do Good

As well as helping us reduce waste (and looking good doing it!), 50% of the profits from our Fire-Hose Collection are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity and 50% of our Fire & Hide Collection are donated to the Barefoot College International. Find out more about these charities and our donations here.

West End Belt in Numbers

Belt Width: 4cm
Weight: 178g*

Belt Length: XS - 31”, S - 33”, M - 35”, L - 37”, XL - 39”, XXL - 41”
Material: Genuine decommissioned fire hose

Amount of materials given a new life:
Fire Hose: 0.05m2*
*Based on a Medium West End Belt


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