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An everyday essential

The Fire & Hide purse combines hand-woven rescued leather and decommissioned fire hose and is lined with reclaimed parachute silk. This is a classic style offering maximum organisational potential in one sleek shape that zips closed on 3 sides. It features 12 credit card slots, a zipped coin compartment, a section for notes and 2 additional sections for receipts or (in Kresse's case) your phone.

Voted the best purse to store all of your essentials in style by The Independent in 2019. "Elvis & Kresse’s roomy wallet ticked all the boxes in terms of style, craftsmanship, sustainability and values, and for that reason it’s our winner."


  • Exterior: Combination of rescued leather and genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Lining: Reclaimed military-grade parachute silk
  • Available in Red or rare Yellow fire-hose with various leather colours
  • Elegant timeless design
  • Voted the best purse by The Independent 2019
  • Twelve sections for credit cards or business cards
  • Zipped internal coin compartment
  • Section for notes and two additional sections for receipts and documents or a smartphone
  • Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a delicate-wash bag
  • Debossed Elvis & Kresse logo
  • Handmade with hand-painted edges
  • Repaired for life
  • International delivery
  • 50% of profits go to Charity


  • Dimensions: H 18 x W 11 x D 2 cm


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.

50% of profits donated

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.


This purse has been purchased as a birthday present for my wife. I bought her a purse as a present about 10 years ago and it is showing it's age. I've been following your work for most of this year having seen it on social media (Instagram I think) and I love the recycling message and the level of workmanship. It arrived at my Mum's today so I've been able to actually see and handle it. It is simply gorgeous. What a lovely thing and not only does it look good but the quality is exceptional. I am confident that my wife is going to love it. Keep up the good work and I look forwards to further opportunities to treat other members of my family to similar gifts in the future.


Hello. I just received my purse and I am very pleased with the craftsmanship and the colour is awesome. Enjoy your day 🌷