B Impact Report

Logo for Elvis & Kresse

Elvis & Kresse

Bags, Belts, Accessories and at Home Goods
Certified Since: August, 2015
Location: Tonge, Kent, United Kingdom
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

Overall B Impact Scoreinfo_outline

90.3

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

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.

Best for the World Honoreeinfo_outline

linkBest for Changemakers 2018

Impact Area Scoresinfo_outline

Previous Overall B Impact Score