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A Sustainable feast

The Elvis & Kresse placemats are made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and backed with black reclaimed printing blanket. The hand-stitched hose is vintage, some of it is already 25 years old, and bears the scars of a hard life fighting fires. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch, and that's just on the back side!

Available in red and the more rare yellow fire-hose.

The fire-hose Placemats pair perfectly with the Elvis & Kresse Coasters.

If you choose the personalisation option, this is achieved by laser etching directly into the material. We recommend not more than 40 characters. The font used is Times New Roman.


  • Front: Genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Back: Reclaimed printing blanket
  • Available in red or yellow hose
  • Hard-wearing utilitarian design
  • Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as delicate-wash bag
  • Etched Elvis & Kresse logo
  • Handmade with painted edges
  • Water resistant, Wipe-clean
  • Vegan
  • Repair service available
  • International delivery
  • 50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity


  • Dimensions:
    Placemat - H 23.5 x W 29.5cm


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.

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.

Printing Blanket Range

We also offer a Printing Blanket version of our classic pieces. They are made from reclaimed printing blankets, rescued from the printing industry, and combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose versions.

50% of profits donated

Since 2005 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.


Just to say the mats and coasters arrived safely, they are great, just what we were hoping for and sure to be a talking point around the table. Thank you for getting them made and delivered in time.


Thank you for the amazing handbag you sent us for my wife on Valentine’s Day, she decided on the special addition yellow tote bag and loves telling everyone your story and the great work you do, she even purchased some place mats that I did not know about, naughty, naughty.