Elvis and Kresse

Big Yellow Belt

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  • British Reclaimed Firehose

  • West End buckle with a gun metal finishing
    Water resistant
    Wipe Clean
    Nickle-free buckle

  • Made in Britain and Turkey
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  • Upcycled

  • UK: Free delivery 3-5 working days from dispatch
    Europe: £5 delivery 5-8 working days from dispatch
    Rest of world: £15 delivery 8-20 working days from dispatch

  • Questions about item?
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Brothers notes: The Big Yellow Belt - handcrafted from rarer decommissioned yellow fire-hose with a solid West End buckle in a gun metal finish and matching gun metal eyelets this 4cm belt really stands out in a crowd. Only 5% of fire-hose in the UK is ever yellow and what Elvis and Kresse receive to reclaim is even less than this. Every belt will be wholly individual, carrying with it the heroic history of the hose itself. 

Elvis & Kresse make bags, belts and wallets from upcycled fire hose and military parachute silk. All items are made from reclaimed materials. The process emulates kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The refurbished pieces are worth significantly more than their new, undamaged counterparts.’


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Elvis and Kresse Big Yellow Belt
strong points
  • Genuine decommissioned yellow British fire-hose
  • Handmade
  • Vegan
areas for development

This is an exemplary supply chain and we have not found a clear and obvious area for development. We are proud to showcase Elvis and Kresse on Brothers We Stand.

suppliers

Elvis and Kresse run their own production facilities, one site in Kent, England and one in Instanbul, Turkey. The work is split evenly between the two. All of the material preparation and finishings happens in the UK. Most of the larger production runs happens in Istanbul, using the material preparation from the UK.

worker conditions

Elvis and Kresse run their own production facilities with their own teams, therefore working conditions meet their high standards. They employ highly skilled craftspeople and pay them well. Elvis and Kresse tracks the living and minimum wage in Turkey and always pays its workers above both, and the living wage is also paid in its UK base. Factory visits happen every two months and senior staff are always available to contact remotely if there are any matters to discuss.

environmental impact

The reclaimed fire hose is sourced from brigades across Britain, keeping carbon miles low. The use of reclaimed materials reduces the need for virgin resources to be consumed and saves useful items from ending up in landfill.

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