The outer skin of the Elvis & Kresse iPad case is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and is extremely hard wearing, offering ultimate protection to your iPad. The hose itself is vintage, some of it is already 25 years old, and bears the scars of a hard life fighting fires. The lining is reclaimed parachute silk and there is an additional layer of reclaimed closed-cell foam, ensuring that your iPad screen stays protected.
Available in red and the more rare yellow fire-hose.
If you choose the personalisation option, this is achieved by laser etching directly into the fire-hose. We recommend not more than 30 characters. The font used is Times New roman.
We also offer a Limited Edition 'Print Room' version of our iPad case. Made from reclaimed printing blankets combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose, this limited edition case really makes a statement. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version of the case 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 represents a whole new kind of luxury. One that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind.