What are Elvis & Kresse's products made from?

All of our products are made from reclaimed materials that were otherwise on the way to landfill. Our first line is made with genuine decommissioned British fire-hose that we collect from various Fire Brigades across the UK. The peripherals are also made with reclaimed materials: CaféDirect coffee sacks, reclaimed closed-cell foam, textiles from old office furniture, scrap sail cloth and waste parachute silk for lining our bags and wallets.

Which Charities do Elvis & Kresse support?

To date our donations have gone to the Fire Fighters Charity, British Forces FoundationThe Costa Foundation and two coffee grower initiatives, one to build a spent domestic water filtration system at Jesus Maria in Nicaragua and the other to construct accommodation, kitchens and lavatories at Santa Ana La Huerta in Guatemala. Click here for more details

Is fire-hose not a very heavy material for a bag?

The hose in its raw form is heavy but we re-engineer the hose so that it is perfectly usable to make bags and accessories. Our Messenger bag weighs aprroximately 1350g, we also weighed an equivalent leather messenger bag from a well known leather bag maker and ours was actually a few grams lighter (and our bag was slightly bigger too!).

How should I care for my fire-hose products?

Because of the robust nature of the fire-hose (some of the hoses are already more than 20 years old), Elvis & Kresse's products should not need much looking after, that's the beauty of it! However, if you do want to spruce up your Elvis & Kresse accessory then eco-friendly furniture polish and a rag works wonders.

How much waste have Elvis & Kresse reclaimed so far?

More than 165 tons... and counting!!

What is your packaging made from?

All of our packaging is reclaimed. We are constantly updating our raw materials as we find new ones but this is our current list:
- Tea sacks
- Tea bag paper
- Coffee Sacks
- Air Traffic Control Flight Strips
- Shoe boxes
- Parachute silk
- End-of-line labels

Before placing an order, if you have any questions at all about these terms and conditions, please email James

These terms & conditions are updated from time to time and the changes will be effective at the point of order.

Delivery, Returns & Exchanges

- We will contact you if there is an excessive delay in sending out your goods.
- Goods will be shipped according to the method selected by you, at the time you place your online order.
- Goods are usually despatched on the same working day if placing your order before 15:00 UK time.
- Some products are made to order and so may take 2 working days to dispatch.
- Exchange items can be requested a maximum of two times. Further exchange requests may be refused.
- Customers sending cheque payments will have a delay in their order being despatched.
- Personalised items cannot be returned unless there is a fault with the product.
- Personalised items may take longer to ship (up to 2 additional days)
- Returns will be accepted only if they are in the same condition that they were received and within 30 days of despatch.

Product Details

- Goods are subject to availability. If an item becomes out of stock when we receive the order, we will let you know right away and you will not be charged.
- Each of our pieces are unique. There are slight variations in colour and detailing - some items may have the Angus Duraline details printed onto the hose when it is first extruded and some may not, but they all look fabulous! If you require a particular style ie writing or no writing, please email James when you place the order stating your name, the product ordered and the style you require and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.
- All sizes and measurements are as accurate as possible.
- Products are made from reclaimed material and as such are vintage and will bear the scars of active duty.
- All Elvis & Kresse products carry a 12 month guarantee from the date of purchase. If within this period you detect a fault, they will be replaced or repaired as appropriate.

Payment Details

- Payments are processed at the time of ordering.
- All prices include VAT where appropriate.
- Eako Ltd is registered for VAT in the UK - GB864102249
- The total cost of the order is that of the goods purchased plus delivery charges. 


- All products are sent either with a courier or via Royal Mail Signed For services and so a signature will be required.
- We can ship to most countries around the world but if you require any further information, please contact James 
- Shipping to the UK is free on orders over £100.00 and on International orders over £200.00

Customs and Import duties

- Any additional charges for customs clearance on products delivered outside the EU are borne by the customer
- The customer is considered the importer of record and must comply with laws of the importing country.
- Customs policies vary from country to country so if you require further information please contact your local customs office.


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