The Elvis & Kresse Travel Bag is handmade from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and the lining is made from a combination of material rescued from Burberry's Yorkshire workshop and military-grade parachute silk. Each bag is totally unique, no two Elvis & Kresse bags are ever the same.
Previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK, the hard-wearing hose is perfectly suited for your travels. The extra-long double zip makes access into the bag a cinch and the generous sizing makes it the perfect hand-luggage for your travels. The bag has zipped external and internal pockets and 2 further internal poacher-style pockets.
We also offer a Limited Edition 'Print Room' version of our Travel Bag. Crafted from reclaimed printing blankets combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose, this limited edition bag really makes a statement. The re-engineered printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version of the bag maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose version as described above.
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.