Gallo en Fuego

Rory Wehrlie October 16, 2012

Gallo en Fuego by Gallo en Fuego

Product Description: Carry gear with a history forged in fire - belts and wallets made from decommissioned US fire hoses.

The Inspiration: Gallo En Fuego (guy-o en fway-go) means “Rooster on Fire” in Spanish. Each of their products is designed by 2 Red Hens Studio designer Lori Holliday. Inspired by her husband, a firefighter for fifteen years, Lori wanted to honor him and his fellow heroes, who put their own lives on the line every single day.

The Material: Gallo en Fuego sources most of the hoses from New York City. There, after years on the battle-lines, even the toughest fire hoses have to retire from the field. That’s when they get them. And their history shows: many carry distinctive marks from the fireground.

At their custom workshop they clean the hoses, all the while keeping their individual character intact. Then, both the inner rubber lining and the tough woven exterior become the raw materials they use to hand-craft their Gallo en Fuego wallets, belts, and other products.

The Good: The Cause: Gallo en Fuego salutes our heroes, America’s Firefighters. They’re honored to partner with National Fallen Firefighters Association in their mission to remember America’s fallen fire heroes and assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. From every sale, they donate a portion of the proceeds to help the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Models: Every man you see on their website is an active-duty firefighter; some are also paramedics. They all save lives for a living. They don’t need to be professional models to look good in Gallo en Fuego gear, and neither do you.

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