You’ll Never Guess What This California Company Is Making with Old Fire Hoses
Plus, their products are environmentally friendly and locally crafted. Country Living Magazine Touts Oxgut’s Mission.
No one has taken the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” quite as literally as LauraLe Wunsch, founder of home design company Oxgut Hose Co. Or, in Wunsch’s case, “one fireman’s trash.”
From sleek wine carriers and rustic carry-all bags to elaborately designed furniture, like bright yellow loungers and futuristic stools, “each piece features genuine fire hose salvaged from U.S. fire departments,” the Oxgut website states. The doormats, Oxgut’s signature piece, feature bold text that spells “exit” or “Lake Tahoe” as a reminder of the fabric’s admirable past.
“Our mission is to keep fire hoses out of landfills,” Wunsch explains, as she recalls the first time she saw the material. “One of the