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Practical, Beautiful and Sustainable

The Fire & Hide Square Tote is handcrafted using the finest rescued leather accentuated by our signature decommissioned fire-hose and finished with a reclaimed lining. A great all day bag for those that like to carry more. Designed to be held in the hand or carried over the shoulder, our Square Tote has a detachable shoulder strap, an inside zip pocket, a poacher-style pocket and a central zipped section.

What can you fit in there?

It is large enough to keep everything you need for a day out: iPad or small laptop, phone, purse, keys, reusable water bottle, lunch box, book, scarf and flats.

The Fire & Hide Square Tote is crafted through a transformation of leather fragments from the production of Burberry leather goods. Our craftsmen individually cut and hand weave, piece by piece, these otherwise lost scraps of leather into whole new hides. The Fire & Hide Collection is the sumptuous blend of our signature fire-hose and rescued leather. The limited nature of our rescued materials means we can only ever create a few pieces in each variation. You can learn more about our leather partnership here.

We are excited to be able to offer so many variations of the Square Tote. Every option includes handles and trim in Elvis & Kresse's signature decommissioned fire-hose, which was previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK.


  • Exterior: Combination of rescued leather and genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Reclaimed lining
  • Handles in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
  • Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Available in Red or rare Yellow fire-hose with various leather colours
  • Sophisticated design
  • Internal zip pocket and poacher-style pocket
  • Central zipped section
  • Presented in a reclaimed dust bag, reusable as a delicate-wash bag
  • Debossed Elvis & Kresse logo
  • Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges
  • Repair service available
  • Free International delivery
  • 50% of profits go to Charity


  • Dimensions: H 25 x W 34 x D 13 cm
  • Handle Drop: 23 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.


I have a very understanding husband and when I saw the limited numbers of the brown suede square tote bags, I knew I had to have one to add to my collection. I ordered one on the proviso it’s my Christmas present. It arrived today and I absolutely love it and I was totally blown away by the discovery I’ve got one that has the England lettering on. One very happy customer!


I LOVE it so much!!!
Thank you Kresse for talking me through all of the options and confirming that the Square Tote would be the perfect bag for me.