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The Fire & Hide Weekend Bag is handmade from rescued Burberry leather pieces, decommissioned fire-hose and reclaimed lining material. The Elvis & Kresse signature fire-hose is the perfect partner to the hand-woven leather, deployed in all vital areas: the base, the handles and the strap. Our Weekend Bag is a great size for a trip away and has plenty of pockets to keep your essentials organised. Comfortable, practical and full of history even before you add your own experiences. The Fire & Hide Weekend Bag is designed around our iconic full fire-hose variation, which is a part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent 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.
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.
I turned up at your workshop today to pick up the weekend bag, all the people I spoke to were excellent! My wife was overjoyed with her early Christmas present and it looks like I’m going to have to buy her some other stuff so she has a surprise on Christmas day. Thank you again
I work for the fire service and have been for 32 years, I am now a training instructor and I am responsible for new recruit training and water rescue.
In the recent years I have collected a wallet and a belt as a gift from new recruits and at Christmas I purchased a weekend bag for my partner, the products you provide are second to none and it is a great honour to own some of them.