Social Enterprise: Elvis and Kresse and the delectable man bag

This weeks brand of the week goes to Elvis & Kresse. Not just for their stunning overnight bag, but for showing that luxury goods manufacturers can be socially minded as well…

@igmorrison's new man bag...

@igmorrison's new man bag...

Elvis and Kresse create luxury accessories by recycling waste. They have a fire-Hose range (made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses) which had they not stepped in, were destined for landfill. The lining? Military grade recycled parachute, of course.

So far, so good. But it gets better.

50% of their profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. Social enterprise doesn’t always have to be about grass-roots initiatives, it can drip with luxury as well…

My order was placed after 5pm Thursday (one man bag, one matching wallet). When I tweeted to ask when delivery might be, I was told Monday. They even checked to see if I’d be home to accept delivery, and suggested it’d be better to deliver to the office instead to ensure I got my hands on the goodies as soon as humanly possible? What service!

Delivery came around 11am today. Which now means I need a weekend away to use my lovely new overnight bag…

Iain G. Morrison is a Head of Marketing & Communications for a charitable social enterprise. And will no doubt be buying more bits from his good friends over at Elvis and Kresse

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2 responses to “Social Enterprise: Elvis and Kresse and the delectable man bag”

  1. She of many names says :

    ooo I love the clutch. Don’t suppose they accept globoforce vouchers?! One day Elvis and Kresse I will have you too.

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