In the drab world of nondescript business bags our Fire & Hide Compact Briefcase offers you the chance to distinguish yourself from the crowd. The combination of hard-wearing fire-hose and hand-woven rescued Burberry leather is perfectly suited for your daily commute. This classic shape will fit a 14" laptop and has both an internal zip pocket and a padded full-width open pocket for your tablet. The bag can be carried in the hand and also comes with a detachable strap that enables it to be worn comfortably on the shoulder.
The Fire & Hide Compact Briefcase 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.
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.
The Fire & Hide Collection
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.
Dimensions: H 29 x W 36 x D 9 cm
Handle Drop: 12 cm
Max Strap Drop: 45 cm
Exterior: Genuine decommissioned British fire-hose combined with finest rescued Burberry leather
Lining: Reclaimed military-grade parachute silk
Shaped and padded adjustable shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
Available in Red fire-hose with various limited leather colours
Internal zip pocket
Internal quick access full-width padded pocket
Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a shopping or delicate-wash bag
Fits a laptop with max dimensions: H 25 x W 33.5 cm