Sword & Plough Notes from the Field: January 2018


We are only a month into the new year and we have so much to tell you already!

We held our first photo shoot of the year in January in Colorado’s mile high city and gorgeous Rocky Mountains! We can’t wait to share the photos! Check out a sneak peek below. The Sword & Plough products and models were turning heads left and right.

We held two exciting community contests this month. Our first contest was in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. It was was won by Alicia Wallace, who will be taking her special someone to dinner with a $200 gift certificate from OpenTable. Even if you didn’t win the gift certificate, there is still time to order something special for the people you love. We are currently offering a promotion of 20% off all jewelry and wallets until Feb 11, 2018 with discount code BEMINE.

Our second contest is still happening right now! Sword & Plough won the 2017 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and now there is a Sword & Plough poster in over 1,800 FedEx stores in America. We need your help seeing all those posters! For the month of February, follow Sword & Plough on Instagram, post a picture of yourself with a Sword & Plough poster in a FedEx store, tag Sword & Plough and FedEx on Instagram, and use the hashtags #SwordandPlough #FedEx #Repurposedforapurpose. We will be selecting our favorite photo and giving away a Sword & Plough Screen Printed Tote! The winner will be announced March 1, 2018.

We grew our team this month and welcomed Kate Sullivan! Kate Sullivan is Sword & Plough's resident blogger. Kate is driven by a passion for service and storytelling. She served as an active duty United States Marine Corps officer for four years before transitioning to the Marine Corps Reserve. During her time on active duty, Kate served as a Logistics Officer and Motor Transport Company Commander. Prior to joining the military, Kate was a creative writer and journalist for the New York Daily News. In joining the Sword & Plough team, she is excited to use her passion for storytelling to advance the S&P mission. Kate holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Dartmouth College, where she was the recipient of the Johnson Award for Journalism and the Erskine Caldwell Prize for short story writing.

We also celebrated Jennifer Flickinger as our January Brand Champion of the month. Congrats Jennifer! We encourage you to read more about Jennifer and her accomplishments here.

Lastly, we continued our giving initiatives by donating to six different veteran Giving Partners. One of the donation recipients was The Fort Leavenworth Spouses' Club, which is hosting their 1st annual Scholarship Scramble this year! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards scholarships and welfare grants to military spouses and children.

Thank you for all your support! Can’t to wait to share our next update from the field with you soon!

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