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My husband is a New Orleans Fire Fighter. One day he brought home an old fire hose that was to be thrown away. I looked at it on my porch for months until one morning the idea struck me to make hand bags from it. The first ones sold immediately and have not stopped. I continue to create various kinds of colors and shapes. The options are limitless and he keeps the hoses coming. It is a wonderful way for me to stay home with my children, recycle an enormous amount of what would be waste,and make a quality product with history and meaning.

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  • Joined May 22, 2009

Favorite materials

retired fire hose of all sizes and colors, upholstery material, vintage buttons and hardware

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RPCC
Incendiary Wares, Formally known as RPCC

About

My husband is a New Orleans Fire Fighter. One day he brought home an old fire hose that was to be thrown away. I looked at it on my porch for months until one morning the idea struck me to make hand bags from it. The first ones sold immediately and have not stopped. I continue to create various kinds of colors and shapes. The options are limitless and he keeps the hoses coming. It is a wonderful way for me to stay home with my children, recycle an enormous amount of what would be waste,and make a quality product with history and meaning.

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