Sunday, January 24, 2010
I have written and heard about many things beings recovered and recycled into stylish wearable pieces, but fire hoses most definitely tops the most innovative.
Elvis & Kresse creates accessories by re-engineering seemingly useless wastes. The innovative and pioneering Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, were otherwise destined for landfill. Hoses are made from double wall nitrile rubber and are so tough that it is impossible to biodegrade.
And if that wasn't enough of a good deed, 50% of profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the UK Fire Fighters Charity.
The collection of bags and belts have already won a celebrity following. Cameron Diaz, wore a belt in the June 2009 issue of Vogue.
My personal favourite is the red messenger bag, please visit to Elvis & Kresse to check out their new 2010 collection