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Description

No smoke without fire...

In 1861 a fire started in Tooley Street which burned for two weeks and ultimately led to the creation of London's first fire brigade. This is our Tooley Tote MK III, but with a new rescued leather flourish. Our signature fire-hose is combined with Burberry leather off-cuts to achieve a unique exterior, it also has a reclaimed lining.

This is a large, roomy Tote with a single shoulder strap that will allow you to wear it long and slouchy or tight under the arm. In order to deliver some crucial internal organisation there is a zip pocket on one side and a two poacher style pockets on the other.

It is available in various finite leather colours. The leather we rescue comes to us in very limited quantities, which means we can only ever craft a few pieces of any colour. The variations we have available will always change according to what leather off-cuts we are able to rescue. Every option includes handles and trim in genuine decommissioned fire-hose, which was previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK.

Features

  • Exterior: Combination of rescued Burberry leather and genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Interior: Rescued Burberry black textile
  • Adjustable shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Available in Red or rare Yellow fire-hose with various limited leather colours
  • Contemporary Design
  • Internal zip pocket and 2 internal poachers pockets
  • Wipe-clean and water resistant fire-hose base
  • Presented in a reclaimed parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a shopping or delicate-wash bag
  • Debossed Elvis & Kresse logo
  • Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges
  • Repair service available
  • Free international delivery
  • 50% of profits go to Charity

Dimensions

  • Dimensions: H 36 x W 34 x D 10 cm
  • Max Strap Drop: 38 cm

THE FIRE & HIDE COLLECTION

In 2005 we fell in love with London's decommissioned fire-hose. Determined to save it from landfill we took this lifesaving material home, gave it a second chance, and vowed to donate 50% of the profits to the Fire Fighters Charity. But fire-hose was just the beginning.

Every year, 800,000 tonnes of leather ends up on the cutting room floor. Our leather partners cherish their hides, but no matter how carefully they cut their patterns, there will always be small seemingly unusable offcuts. To rescue this leather we developed a unique modular approach. We hand weave these fragments into whole new hides then lovingly recraft them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories. Our commitment to rescuing British fire-hoses remains the same, the trim, handles and internal detailing of the Fire & Hide range are all made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose. And we continue to donate 50% of profits to charity.

Our Fire & Hide Collection represents a whole new kind of luxury. One that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind.

50% of profits donated

Since 2005 we have been rescuing seemingly useless materials and lovingly handcrafting them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories. Every year since, Elvis & Kresse have donated 50% of the profits to charities related to those raw materials. 50% of the profits from the Fire & Hide Collection are donated to Barefoot College International and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Testimonials

I bought this bag at the beginning of the year and now can't live without it - it just works.

Emma

I just wanted to email you and say a huge thank you for my gorgeous bag. It arrived yesterday and I absolutely love it. My mother-in-law was really pleased - she has the yellow hose version! The silk tote it arrived in is gorgeous too and is going to be my new shopping bag. Thank you so, so much!

Amy