Our Big Yellow Belt - handcrafted from rarer decommissioned yellow fire-hose with a solid West End buckle in a silver gun metal finish, this 4cm belt really stands out in a crowd. No two yellows are the same, as fire-hoses age their colour tends to darken which means that some of our belts can be a brighter English Mustard colour and others can be much closer to a tan. If you have any questions or preferences, do let us know. At the moment we only have our darkest yellows available.
Only 5% of fire-hose in the UK is ever yellow and what we receive to reclaim is even less than this. Every belt will be wholly individual, proudly carrying with it the heroic firefighting history of the hose itself.
All our belts are measured from the fold that holds the buckle to the third hole.
XS - 31” S - 33” M - 35” L - 37” XL - 39” XXL - 41”
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.