The Elvis & Kresse Key Ring is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose or reclaimed printing blanket. Available in red and the more rare yellow hose or matt black printing blanket, this handmade key ring is certainly heavy-duty.
The fire-hose was previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, each key ring is individual and carries its own history of fighting fires and saving lives. It can be engraved with a personalised message and so makes the perfect gift for someone special or just for yourself.
If you choose the personalisation option, this is achieved by laser etching directly into the fire-hose. We recommend not more than 20 characters. The font used is Times New Roman.
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, and vowed to donate 50% of our profits to charity.
For over a decade 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.
Our Fire-hose pieces are more than just a collection, they represent a whole new kind of luxury. One that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind.