American Fire Co specializes in repurposing firehose into unique household goods that everyone will like. American Fire Co began when I, Kayla, was sent to a fire surplus auction by my then boyfriend Michael. Long story short, we ended up with LOTS of hose and we needed to figure out what to make with all of it and that's what we've been up to since 2016.
Since the beginning we have had a few main points that we are sticking to:
1. Never dye the hose. The color and condition we receive the hose in is reflected in the finished product and we believe you can't get anything better than the character of retired hose.
2. Make it something the firefighter and their partner like. From the beginning of our relationship I have been very particular about what fire decor I allow in the home because it is our home, not the fire house. We have some super cool antique fire extinguishers and of course our coupling bottle opener :)
3. Everything is handmade. We feel it is so important that everything we make out of hose is handmade. We are a handmade company and want to keep it that way no matter how big we get. We see our items less as products and more like art.
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