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Sustainable travel

The Elvis & Kresse Travel Bag is handmade from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and the lining is made from a combination of material rescued from Burberry's Yorkshire workshop and military-grade parachute silk. Each bag is totally unique, no two Elvis & Kresse bags are ever the same.

Previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK, the hard-wearing hose is perfectly suited for your travels. The extra-long double zip makes access into the bag a cinch and the generous sizing makes it the perfect hand-luggage for your travels. The bag has zipped external and internal pockets and 2 further internal poacher-style pockets.

We also offer a Limited Edition 'Print Room' version of our Travel Bag. Crafted from reclaimed printing blankets combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose, this limited edition bag really makes a statement. The re-engineered printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version of the bag maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose version as described above.


Exterior: Choice of genuine decommissioned British fire-hose or reclaimed printing blanket

Lining: Reclaimed military-grade parachute silk and rescued Burberry textiles.

Adjustable shaped and padded shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose

Available in Red, rare Yellow fire-hose, or Black printing blanket

Internal zip pocket

Two internal poacher-style pockets

External zip pocket

Reinforced stress points

Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a delicate-wash bag

Etched Elvis & Kresse logo

Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges

Water resistant, Wipe-clean


Repair service available

Free international delivery

50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity


  • Dimensions: H 25 x W 50 x D 26 cm
  • Handle Drop: 15 cm
  • Volume: 32.5 litres


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.

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.

Printing Blanket Range

We also offer a Printing Blanket version of our classic pieces. They are made from reclaimed printing blankets, rescued from the printing industry, and combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose versions.

50% of profits donated

Since 2005 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.


Just wanted to let you know that (after my dropping an awful lot of hints) my lovely wife bought me one of your gorgeous bags for my 50th birthday this year. It's a red Travel Bag, and I love it so much. Perfect size, and the design allows you to pack all the space very efficiently. Stylish to look at too. It's my new favourite thing!


Thanks so much. I dearly love my hosepipe-bag - it makes me feel very happy when I use it: like I’m carrying a beautiful inside joke around with me