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Leave No Gladstone Unturned

The Fire-hose Gladstone Bag is made from heroic decommissioned fire-hose, previously used to fight fires and save lives for up to 25 years, and reclaimed lining material from Burberry Mills. The Elvis & Kresse signature fire-hose is the perfect material to provide extra durability and protection to your belongings, even in a spot of rain!

Our Gladstone Bag is a great size for a trip away and has plenty of pockets to keep your essentials organised. Comfortable, practical and full of heroic history even before you add your own experiences.

The beauty of vintage fire-hose is that it is already naturally water resistant, wipe-clean, extremely durable, and entirely vegan. Each piece will be entirely unique as no two hoses will ever be the same.

What can you fit in our Gladstone Bag? Watch our video in our product gallery above to see what Kresse packs in her Fire & Hide Gladstone Bag!


  • Exterior: Genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Lining: Reclaimed Burberry Textile
  • Shaped and padded adjustable shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Available in Red or rare Yellow fire-hose
  • Elegant, practical design
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Two internal poacher-style pockets
  • Quick access external zip pocket
  • Presented in a reclaimed parachute silk dust bag
  • Debossed Elvis & Kresse logo
  • Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges
  • Water resistant, wipe-clean
  • Vegan
  • Repair service available
  • Free international delivery
  • 50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity


  • Dimensions: H 36 x W 47 x D 19 cm
  • Handle Drop: 15 cm
  • Volume: 32 litres


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.


I've been a customer for a while and love your products. I've got a belt, laptop sleeve, messenger bag and a gladstone bag. I often get asked where the bag comes from which is nice!


Just wanted to let you know that (after my dropping an awful lot of hints) my lovely wife bought me one of your gorgeous bags for my 50th birthday this year. It's a red Gladstone bag, and I love it so much. Perfect size, and the design allows you to pack all the space very efficiently. Stylish to look at too. It's my new favourite thing!