|Headquarters||Tonge Mill, Kent|
Elvis & Kresse was established to save London’s decommissioned firehose, hoses that had become too damaged to repair and were going to landfill. Elvis & Kresse fell in love with these brave old hoses and mounted a rescue. Today, Elvis & Kresse’s highly skilled craftspeople make beautifully designed bags and homeware. 50% of Elvis & Kresse’s profits are donated to charities related to their raw materials, 50% of their profits from the fire hose range to The Fire Fighters Charity. The business was launched with a £40.00 investment and has been entirely financed by sales. Today the team reclaims more than 10 different waste streams and has saved over 250 tonnes from landfill.