The Elvis & Kresse Organisation Turns Old Fire Hoses into Red Hot Accessories


Photo credit: Elvis & Kresse Organisation

Bags and belts from recycled tires? Pbbbt...old hat. The Brits over at the Elvis & Kresse Organisation have cranked the dial up to sizzling temperatures with its line of home and fashion accessories made from out-of-commission fire hoses.Even the linings are repurposed—Elvis & Kresse Organisation uses scrap sail cloth or reclaimed office-furniture textiles. Labels are cut from used Air Traffic Control Flight Strips, while the string comes from strands of jute from old coffee sacks. To help the bags retain their shape in transit, they're stuffed with end-of-line teabag paper, then wrapped in waste tea bags turned foil-side out.

But it gets even better: The company donates a generous 50 percent of its profits to the U.K. Fire Fighters Charity. Smokin'!


Photo credit: Elvis & Kresse Organisation

Photo credit: Elvis & Kresse Organisation

Photo credit: Elvis & Kresse Organisation

Photo credit: Elvis & Kresse Organisation
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