Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities.
Elvis & Kresse was set up to save London's damaged decommissioned fire-hoses that were headed to landfill. For over a decade now, none of London’s fire-hoses have gone to landfill and over 200 tons of material has been reclaimed.
In 2017 the Burberry Foundation partnered with Elvis & Kresse to tackle the even greater global problem of leather waste. This partnership saw at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry recrafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.
The brand donate 50% of their profits because they believe in the notion of good business. What we admire most about Elvis & Kresse is that they measure their success on how much waste they're able to divert from landfill and how much money they're able to give back to their charities. Something all brands should aspire to do.