Elvis & Kresse
Fire & Hide Folding Purse
A compact purse
The Fire & Hide Folding Purse combines hand-woven rescued Burberry leather and decommissioned fire-hose and is lined with reclaimed parachute silk. It features 6 credit card slots, a section for notes, 2 additional sections for business cards and a large separate pocket for coins.
If you choose the personalisation option, this is achieved by laser etching directly into the fire-hose. We recommend not more than 20 characters. The font used is Times New roman.
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 closed: H 10 x W 12 x D 3 cm
- Exterior: Combination of rescued Burberry leather and genuine decommissioned British fire-hose
- Lining: Reclaimed military-grade parachute silk
- Robust snap open design
- 6 credit card slots, a section for notes, and a separate snap compartment for coins.
- Oyster card friendly
- Presented in a rescued tea sack pouch
- Etched Elvis & Kresse logo
- Handmade with hand-painted edges
- Repaired for life
- International delivery
- Personalisation available
- 50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity and Barefoot College