When sisters Emily Núñez Cavness and Betsy Núñez created Sword & Plough, their goal was to support veteran employment by working with veteran-owned American manufacturers to transform military surplus into fashionable, functional bags and accessories. Now, they’re taking the mission a step further, after fielding many questions about repurposing old uniforms.
“We’ve listened to our customers and we’re excited to announce that we have launched a new program that will allow us to recycle military uniforms and incorporate the material into the production of our bags, beginning with the Limited Edition Uniform Tote,” said Emily Cavness.
Through the program, uniform donors will also have the opportunity to share the legacy of their or a family member’s military service by submitting a short bio to be shared on Sword & Plough’s website.” A pre-paid FedEx shipping label will be supplied to the uniform donor. The uniforms are then shipped to Sword & Plough where they are sorted and cut by a local veteran partner. The material is then sewn into the Limited Edition Uniform Tote Bag at their veteran-owned manufacturer in Florida. Each tote contains a note about Sword & Plough’s quadruple bottom line and the veteran organization that the purchase supports.
Sword & Plough products are 100% Made in USA, where they have helped support 65 veteran jobs, and repurposed more than 35,000 pounds of military surplus. Check out the video below to learn more about Sword & Plough’s sustainable bags that give back, have an impact, and are built to last.
Source: FedEx Blog, https://about.van.fedex.com/blog/sword-plough/