High Fashion From Recycled Materials
Written by Joel
Of course if you don’t need it, don’t buy it. But if you’re buying anyway, Elvis & Kresse create life-style accessories by re-engineering seemingly useless wastes. The innovative and pioneering Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, were otherwise destined for landfill.
50% of profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Not only fire hoses though, according to their site they also use:
# Waste coffee sacks
# Scrap sail cloth
# Used Air Traffic Control flight strips
# Repurposed sunglasses and optician’s boxes
# Reclaimed pewter for our belt buckles
# Parachute silk
# Decommissioned office furniture textiles
I also like their packaging philosophy too. for example any boxes have all been used at least once before, including old shoe boxes, glasses boxes or even pink lady grapefruit crates. They have an inexhaustible supply of used Jiffy bags, product labels are hand printed on the back of used Air Traffic Control Strips and the string is strands of old coffee sacks and much more you can read here.
[Hat tip: Springwise]