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In 2005 Kresse Wesling had a chance meeting with the London Fire Brigade and a very emotional response to their damaged, decommissioned fire hose. It was too heroic and too beautiful for landfill. Somebody had to do something, and those somebodies were Elvis & Kresse (Kresse and her partner James ‘aka Elvis’ Henrit).

They mounted a rescue, and over the last 13 years have saved all of London’s hoses, transforming them into a range of luxury accessories and donating 50% of the profits to the Fire Fighters Charity. From the first day Elvis & Kresse had a unique DNA: rescue, transform, donate.

Now they are tackling an even greater challenge. Leather off-cuts generated by the global leather industry amount to 800,000 tonnes. Small off cuts from manufacturing processes are high quality, unused, freshly tanned and dyed leather but usually end up in the waste. Elvis & Kresses has designed a system that transforms these fragments into workable components, which are then hand woven into a new kind of hide unrestricted by size and shape.

What’s more, 50% of the profits from the leather rescue project will be donated to renewable energy projects. Elvis & Kresse’s 2019 donation will provide scholarships for 3 women to train as solar engineers. Elvis & Kresse are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Barefoot College who will provide the training at their world renowned school in India. This pioneering school transforms the lives of their graduates and the communities that they return to. According to Kresse, “We are always working to achieve multiple positive objectives, with Barefoot we can simultaneously help to empower women and generate renewable power… and all by rescuing and transforming scrap leather.

Sustainable and Ethical Luxury – Elvis & Kresse – Designer Accessories

Check out our curated collection of items by Elvis & Kresse or go directly to their website and shop direct.

Elvis & Kresse Shipping Options

Both standard and express shipping options are available to customers starting at £3.50 within UK and £15 for international. At time of writing (Feb 2020) Free shipping options are available too as follows.

All orders above £100 receive Free UK delivery.

All orders above £150 receive Free EU delivery.

All orders above £200 receive Free international delivery.