We do like to repurpose things here in the Kingdom.
In the past, I have made things such as tops and skirts entirely from shower flowers and a top from a Stormtrooper costume, so I'm not averse to using the strange the bizarre for fashion purposes.
When we received and email from Elvis & Kresse, a British lifestyle accessories brand who work only in reclaimed materials, we of course were interested. Even more exciting is the fact their current collection of accessories are made from genuine decommissioned London fire-hoses! They told us that their mission is "to transform waste into luxurious, essential fashion pieces that have a story, and give back; 50% of our profits go to charities related to our raw materials."
They go to explain; "We dream of a time without landfill, when everything is recycled or composted. Between now and then we know there are far too many incredible materials that will either languish under ground or suffer the indignity of incineration; when that happens we lose, we lose quality, narrative, and the opportunity to do something great. So we intercede, choosing story laden materials of incredible character, and do everything we can to ensure their second life is as long as possible."
Well, if anyone has an interesting story, it is surely the London Fire Brigade. How wonderful to have bags and accessories made from their fire hoses.
And they have given KoS readers a lovely 15% of code to use until the end of April. Simply use the code kingdomofstyle at checkout.