Elvis & Kresse

Bags, Belts, Accessories and at Home Goods

Tonge, Kent

United Kingdom

elvisandkresse.com

About Elvis & Kresse

Elvis & Kresse have been reclaiming heroic materials ever since they fell in love with London Fire Brigade's decommissioned fire-hose. After a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives the hoses were destined for landfill. They started to rescue the hoses in 2005 and never looked back.

More materials soon followed, Kresse has always had an obsession with waste and likes nothing better than discovering and intercepting something new. The challenge is the same every time - what can be done to prove value, change perception, and respect these resources.

Today, Elvis & Kresse's highly skilled craftspeople make beautifully designed bags and homeware. 50% of Elvis & Kresse's profits are donated to charities related to their raw materials, 50% of their profits from the fire hose range go to The Fire Fighters Charity. London's fire hose was just the beginning, the team reclaims more than 12 different materials and has saved over 300 tonnes of material from landfill.

Elvis & Kresse exist to solve problems. We love that the B Corp movement recognizes and supports businesses who, like us, are actively engaged in making the world better.

The Change We Seek®

Elvis & Kresse dream of a time without landfill, when everything is recycled or composted. Between now and then they know that there are far too many incredible materials that will either languish under ground or suffer the indignity of incineration; when that happens everything is lost including quality, narrative, and the opportunity to do something great. So Elvis & Kresse intercede, choosing story laden materials of incredible character, and do everything they can to ensure their second life is as long as possible.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
90
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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