In case you missed it, Sword and Plough rolled out three new products this week, just in time for the fall season. The new pieces, the Brass Bar Bracelet, the Tie Tack, and the Leather Zipper Clutch, are all perfect additions to any fall looks. Dress them up for seasonal events like Thanksgiving dinners or down for polished, everyday style. These pieces are versatile enough to carry you well into the holiday season (and beyond).
Plus, each piece complements other products already in our jewelry and accessories section! The Brass Bar Bracelet and the Tie Tack are simply the latest beautiful pieces from veteran and artist Shanna Rodenberg for Sword and Plough. Rodenberg, who served eight years in the United States Army before leaving the service, also creates necklaces, cufflinks, tie bars, earrings, and rings hand hammered from repurposed 50 caliber shell casings. The Leather Zipper Clutch, produced in collaboration with our veteran leather craftsman Tim Kennedy, slips perfectly into any larger Sword and Plough bag and keeps smaller items from slipping out. Of course, it’s also stylish enough to carry alone.
We hope you find these new releases as exciting as we do. As a slow-fashion brand, new releases don’t happen often—and that’s a good thing! As part of our core mission to reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint, we stay away from the popular production methods of fast-fashion companies which prioritize mass producing new, inexpensive clothing and accessories which reflect current trends or fads (read: that $10 crop top that looked cool, but only got worn once). Trends come and go in the blink of an eye which makes fast-fashion hard on wallets and the environment (it’s estimated that over 13 trillion pounds of textile waste currently sit in U.S. landfills).
That’s why Sword and Plough only creates investment pieces—products that take time to manufacture, but last for a lifetime. We’ve given over 35,000 pounds of military surplus new life as bags, jewelry, and accessories fashionable enough to survive any trend, any decade. And with our steadfast guarantee, you don’t have to worry about wear or tear; you can always send in your Sword and Plough product for repairs or replacements.
Now you know why our new fall collection is so special to us! A lot of thought went into each piece and we’re excited to see how you all incorporate these new items into your style. It’s a safe bet that I’ll be wearing the Brass Bar Bracelet with everything from flannel to cashmere this season. What about you? Just make sure to grab your favorites fast! Each piece is handmade and a limited quantity means there is the chance an item might sell out.
What new product in the Sword and Plough fall collection are you most excited about? What items would you like to see in future collections? Let us know in the comments below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Veronica Bryant is an active duty Army officer currently serving in South Korea. As a fourth generation Army officer and soon-to-be fourth generation military spouse, she was immediately drawn to the mission of Sword and Plough. She loves being a Sword and Plough brand champion for so many reasons, including that it allows her to give back to the community that has supported her since birth. Her other favorite thing about Sword and Plough? “Only Sword and Plough can make me want to wear camo off duty!"