Many congratulations to everyone at the wonderful Elvis and Kresse on receiving The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category. Elvis and Kresse was founded in 2005 when the founders learned that London Fire Brigade’s damaged hoses were headed to landfill. Elvis and Kresse set about to rescue these decommissioned hoses, transforming them into beautiful designer items such as handbags. For over a decade now, none of London’s fire hoses have gone to landfill and Elvis and Kresse have reclaimed over 300 tonnes of material for their products. The efforts that Elvis and Kresse are making to tackle the problem of waste are not going unnoticed and in 2017, they partnered with the Burberry Foundation to look at how they could recraft leather waste. This partnership will now see 120 tonnes of leather off cuts from Burberry turned into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis and Kresse. Elvis and Kresse are pioneers of sustainable luxury in the UK and are consistently challenging the status quo. The Lord-Lieutenant was thrilled to visit them to present them with their Award and tour their HQ. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this fantastic company.