Stripes, Pinstripes and Plaid | Elvis & Kresse Luxury Bag Giveaway

Elvis & Kresse bag giveaway
Not only am I wearing my new favourite combination of pinstripes and plaid, but I’ve thrown in more stripes for good measure with this incredible luxury bag from Elvis & Kresse – and you could win one like it (or another from their range) in my giveaway! You won’t believe the story behind this bag:

Elvis & Kresse are a British company that have been “reclaiming heroic materials ever since we 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. We started to rescue it in 2005 and never looked back“. In other words this bag – and the other pieces they sell – are all made of recycled fire hoses… how amazing is that?? This is eco fashion at its very finest.

For this giveaway Elvis & Kresse are offering a bag of your choice up to the value of £200 (or a gift card worth that amount*). For myself I chose the bowling bag as it is the only one that includes the ultra rare black fire hose, but I could have quite happily chosen any of the other bags they’ve designed… I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this bag. It genuinely looks like it’s vintage, and because of the materials used each one is unique (I love the fact that mine’s “called” Angus). I decided to style it with my new plaid jacket from Asos and pinstripe trousers, and then threw in some bright white with a roll neck and Adidas Superstar Originals. Result: Yet another new favourite outfit.

A few more amazing things to note:

  • Reclaimed parachute silk is used for the lining of the bags.
  • They re-distribute up to 50% of profits to projects and charities related to the unique materials they reclaim. 50% of the profits from their fire hose range are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.
  • The bag has a unique (and addictive) smell due the hoses used which you’ll absolutely love (it reminds me of my childhood toys).

The generous people at Elvis & Kresse are also offering 15% off all orders on their website – use code ‘notlamb’:

The giveaway is open internationally and entry is easy via the widget below. What are you waiting for – get entering! GOOD LUCK ๐Ÿ™‚

Winter style: Plaid, pinstripes and white roll neck
Winter style: Plaid, pinstripes and white roll neck
Striped bowling bag made from decommissioned fire hoses (Elvis & Kresse)
Winter style: Plaid and white roll neck
Winter style: Plaid, pinstripes and white roll neck
Bag: c/o Elvis & Kresse, Jacket: Asos, Roll neck: Asos, Trousers: c/o Front Row Shop, Adidas: Superstar Originals, Nails : Barry M Silver Foil

PLEASE NOTE all entries will be verified. Any winner who has not entered all three mandatory entries will be disqualified and another winner chosen… many people don’t enter giveways correctly and waste their entry! Do read the instructions ๐Ÿ™‚

*Amendment 16:15 12/01/2014: The value has been changed from £205 to £200 as the only bag at £205 has literally just sold out. Although it wouldn’t have affected what would have been available as a prize, as a gesture we are now also offering an alternative prize of a gift card worth £200 to put towards a higher value item. Apologies.

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Catherine x
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I am hosting this giveaway in collaboration with Elvis & Kresse: I have been gifted a bag but wavered my giveaway hosting fee on account of their charitable donations. All content is original and opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. 26 January 2015 / 8:51 am

    Military Messenger

  2. 24 January 2015 / 11:15 am

    love them all be happy to win

  3. 22 January 2015 / 10:01 pm

    ADORABLE bag!

  4. 17 January 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Beautiful bowling bag, real 90's feel and wowsa that plaid jacket is sublime, you look gorgeous as ever and love how eclectic your style is, you inspire me to be more imaginative and bold with my choices. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

  5. 16 January 2015 / 12:57 am

    Oh my, I had never heard of Elivs and Kresse before but now I am in love. Not just because they have adorable product but also because of the story behind the product! My favorite piece is probably the tote.

    Ginger Side of Life

  6. 13 January 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I love your plaid top and these bags are so unique!!! Thank you for introducing me to them. One of my favorites is the Tote Bag. The URL is:

    Thanks for this great opportunity.

  7. 13 January 2015 / 9:30 pm

    The Tooley Tote – it's stunning!

  8. 13 January 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Love this competition as it's open to international readers. Love the concept of using recycled fire hoses and parachute silk. Love Elvis & Kresse's bags, but especially this one: Thank you Catherine!

  9. 13 January 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Love love love that this is an international comp! Excited much? Yes, yes I am!! Really love the belts (and your bowling bag, Catherine). It's great to see entrepreneurs repurposing materials in unique and stylish ways!

  10. 13 January 2015 / 12:19 pm

    What?! Recycled fire hoses?! This is ingenius!! And I think this briefcase bag is amazing because not only is it made from fire hoses and parachute silk, but FIRE BLANKETS as well:

    I'm honestly blown away by this concept Catherine! x

  11. 13 January 2015 / 1:47 am

    Oh that's a fab bag, Catherine! Thanks for sharing the cool-ness with Visible Monday, xox.

  12. 12 January 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Love the tote bag! I need something big and durable just like that.

  13. 12 January 2015 / 4:46 pm

    You look great! The bag is amazing!

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