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The Fire & Hide Small Tote combines rescued Burberry leather and genuine decommissioned fire-hose and is lined with reclaimed parachute silk or rescued cotton from Burberry Mills.
A perfect day bag due to its size and weight, this shoulder or hand bag can accommodate some of the smaller laptops, an iPad, or simply your daily essentials. The bag has a zip across the top, for a tidy, secure finish and has 2 internal pockets, one with a zip closure. Colourful, beautiful, timeless.
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.
Dimensions: H 27 x W 32 x D 13 cm
Handle Drop: 26 cm
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.
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.
My purse and pencil case are both beautiful and go really nicely with the Tote you made for me at one of your workshops.
I love the concept behind your company and hope you continue to make strides into new products and areas where you can produce sustainable quality things which are both useful and works of art.
Just a quick message to say how much we love your products and ethos, and how very pleased my wife was with her Limestone Tote she got for mother’s day yesterday. We are in Paris and my parcel was delivered promptly and efficiently last week without problem.