Private Workshop Day

A Private 'Design-Your-Own' Day


Over the last few years we have hosted several workshops, providing guests with the unique opportunity to co-create their own luxury pieces. We know that our dates and times don't always work with everyone's schedule, which is why we are opening up the calendar. For groups of 5 makers or more, we will create an entirely private event - just for you.

You and your guests will learn how to design and make your own Fire & Hide clutch or crossbody bag, duffel, purse, wallet, tote, washbag, cardholder or belt. Elvis & Kresse will welcome you to their workshop at Tonge Mill, an incredible piece of history originally built in 1837 and restored by Elvis & Kresse in 2013. 

The Elvis & Kresse Fire & Hide Collection combines stunning rescued leather with our signature decommissioned fire-hose. We rescue leather off-cuts from the production of Burberry leather goods and have recently launched a 5 year partnership with the Burberry Foundation to change the future of leather waste. We have designed a lego-like system which allows us to transform small, seemingly unusable leather pieces into whole new hides. 

On the day we will have a wide selection of leather colours and textures for you to choose from. You will learn how to design and assemble your very own piece. Whatever colour or pattern you choose, it will be entirely your own. The skilled crafts team at Elvis & Kresse will then finish your piece and send it out to you in our wonderful reclaimed packaging. If you would like to combine your workshop with an overnight stay, please do let us know. We will happily help you to find local accommodation.

This amazing experience is ideal for all kinds of groups or teams. It includes drinks and nibbles, a chance to meet Elvis & Kresse and a genuine behind the scenes experience with sustainable luxury pioneers. 

50% of the profits from our rescued leather collection are donated to renewable energy projects.


  • Date: Choose a date convenient to your group and our team
  • Location: Tonge Mill, Church Road, Tonge, Kent, ME9 9AP
  • Guests: A group with 5 makers (items) must be booked in advance
  • Booking: After we have agreed a date and you have formed your group, complete your booking by selecting and ordering the items each guest would like to make, there is an 'add to cart' button at the top of this page.
    You can contact us via email or telephone +44 (0) 1795 484 235 or directly through our web chat.

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