Words by Abi Scaife
Welcome to our first weekly business roundup of 2023. If you forgot to buy presents for someone (or if their gift is “on the way”) and you need some quick ideas... look no further.
Making luxury accessories out of rescued materials is what Elvis and Kesse do best - and the number of materials they rescue is truly something! Created in 2005 to save London’s decommissioned firehoses, Elvis and Kesse now make accessories like handbags out of 15 different materials that would otherwise go to waste, including leather cutoffs from Burberry.
Not only that, but 50% of profits from the Fire Hose range go to The Fire Fighters Charity and 50% of profits from the Fire & Hide range go to Barefoot College International. Find out more.
Creating solar-powered wristwatches made from recycled stainless steel, Solios is great from the get-go.
But their clean energy and sustainable materials aren’t the only way they like to give back to the planet - for every watch purchased Solios commits to protecting an acre of rainforest, and you can even buy a special ‘Make A Wish’ edition of their watches to help the charity make children’s wishes come true. Find out more.
Blqk Coffee was created by former NFL player Justin Watson to help bring joy to others and give back to communities in need.
The company creates ethically sourced coffee, with an incredible 25% of every purchase being donated back to social justice charities like Thrive Scholars and Brotherhood Crusade. Find out more.