Elvis & Kresse
Ever thought of turning old firehoses into luxury handbags? That’s exactly how multi award-winning sustainable luxury brand Elvis & Kresse started its journey. Since 2005 co-founders Kresse Wesling MBE and James Henrit (aka Elvis) have been fighting landfill by converting industrial and commercial waste — such as fire hoses, parachute silks and coffee bags — into luxury accessories.
To date, Elvis & Kresse has diverted over 200 tonnes of waste from landfill and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to projects and charities related to the materials they reclaim. They have also partnered with the Burberry Foundation to tackle global leather waste, and set up a 14-month apprenticeship programme to create a new generation of highly-skilled craftspeople in the UK.
It’s clear that sustainability, ethics, and philanthropy are stitched into every fold of Elvis & Kresse; a fine example for feel-good brands to follow.
To find out more, tune into our Brand Talks podcast with co-founder Kresse Wesling here.