These reclaimed accessories are on fire! No really — okay maybe not literally, but in their former life they helped put them out. Genius designers Elvis & Kresse acquired tons of decades-old fire hoses from the London Fire Brigade. Find out what they turned them into, and what other awesome reclaimed materials they use, after the jump.
From the designers:
Although we started in London, Elvis & Kresse now collect hose across the UK and in order to thank Britain's Brigades, 50% of our profits go back to the Fire Fighters Charity. We scrub away all the soot, grease, and everything else that builds up after 25 years of active duty, and in the process reveal a truly remarkable, truly green textile.
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1 MacBook Case, £51.95: A lovely MacBook case made from a variety of reused materials: reclaimed coffee sack and decommissioned fire hose with a recycled parachute silk lining and lastly recycled closed cell foam inner layer for added protection.
2 Table Set, £65: Set of 6 coasters and place mats made from a decommissioned fire hose. They can be wiped clean, and are non-slip and heat-resistant.
3 Candle Stick Holders, £67.50: Set of 2 fire hose coasters, 2 fire hose coupling candlestick holders and 2 candles.
4 Overnight Bag, £215.50: A large travel bag made from fire hose and reclaimed military-grade parachute silk lining, and comes with a reclaimed parachute chord and silk dust bag.
5 iPhone Case, £31.00: A fire hose case with reclaimed silk lining that fits iPhone 3 and 4 models — wipes clean and is water resistant.
In addition to being awesome company who donates 50% of its profits, Elvis & Kresse also use recycled materials for the packaging and promotional items, including the following: old shoe boxes, grapefruit crates, waste tea sack, scrap sail cloth, strands of old coffee sack, used Jiffy bags, recalimed parachute silk and old pallets.
(Images: Elvis & Kresse)