33 min

Business impact vs business growth - with Kresse Wesling - Elvis & Kresse Bring Your Product Idea to Life

    • Entrepreneurship

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to the Fire Fighters Charity.The company now collects 12 different waste streams and has several charitable partnerships and collaborations across industries. In 2021 Elvis & Kresse also took on a farm in order to establish a regenerative agriculture project, generate their own renewables and implement a host of environmental initiatives. Kresse loves to help people build businesses which solve environmental and social problems. 
I’m so pleased to have Kresse on the podcast to find out more about how they started their business, and the work that they are doing now to improve the world around them and the way that we are all doing business.
It is a really inspiring podcast, and I am sure it will inspire you to see how you make the world a better place.
Listen in to hear Kresse share:
An introduction to herself and her business (01:22)The inspiration for setting up Elvis & Kresse (01:55)Her background and prior experience (03:05)The process of turning decommissioned fire hoses into beautiful products (05:58)Why the fire hoses are decommissioned and were ending up in landfill (09:48)The process of designing beautiful products from the fire hoses (11:27)Creating your own path when you have a business doing something no one has done before (14:11)The impact Elvis & Kresse has had, and the businesses following in their footsteps (15:40)Being a living wage employer, and donating 50% or profits to charity (18:06)Why their impact matters more than business growth (21:29)How their range has grown, and new Elvis & Kresse products (23:03)Working with the Burberry Foundation, and training women as solar engineers (23:52)Why they decided being sustainable wasn’t enough, and are aiming to be net regenerative (26:16)Maintaining their independence (29:35)Her number one tip for how to make your business more sustainable (30:20)
USEFUL RESOURCES:
Elvis & Kresse Website
Elvis & Kresse Facebook
Elvis & Kresse Instagram
Elvis & Kresse Twitter
LET’S CONNECT
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Find me on Instagram
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Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to the Fire Fighters Charity.The company now collects 12 different waste streams and has several charitable partnerships and collaborations across industries. In 2021 Elvis & Kresse also took on a farm in order to establish a regenerative agriculture project, generate their own renewables and implement a host of environmental initiatives. Kresse loves to help people build businesses which solve environmental and social problems. 
I’m so pleased to have Kresse on the podcast to find out more about how they started their business, and the work that they are doing now to improve the world around them and the way that we are all doing business.
It is a really inspiring podcast, and I am sure it will inspire you to see how you make the world a better place.
Listen in to hear Kresse share:
An introduction to herself and her business (01:22)The inspiration for setting up Elvis & Kresse (01:55)Her background and prior experience (03:05)The process of turning decommissioned fire hoses into beautiful products (05:58)Why the fire hoses are decommissioned and were ending up in landfill (09:48)The process of designing beautiful products from the fire hoses (11:27)Creating your own path when you have a business doing something no one has done before (14:11)The impact Elvis & Kresse has had, and the businesses following in their footsteps (15:40)Being a living wage employer, and donating 50% or profits to charity (18:06)Why their impact matters more than business growth (21:29)How their range has grown, and new Elvis & Kresse products (23:03)Working with the Burberry Foundation, and training women as solar engineers (23:52)Why they decided being sustainable wasn’t enough, and are aiming to be net regenerative (26:16)Maintaining their independence (29:35)Her number one tip for how to make your business more sustainable (30:20)
USEFUL RESOURCES:
Elvis & Kresse Website
Elvis & Kresse Facebook
Elvis & Kresse Instagram
Elvis & Kresse Twitter
LET’S CONNECT
Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
Find me on Instagram
Work with me



Mentioned in this episode:
Get special offers on Junglescout here:
The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

(Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)

33 min