Success stories like Sword & Plough are proving that business is no longer the exclusive territory of research universities and specialty colleges.
No matter how absurd or impossible an idea may seem at first, it’s worth at least a five-minute brainstorm. Test your idea continuously and ask questions.
The Sword & Plough team has expanded the concept of service far beyond the armed forces to include things like recycling and job creation.
I think if we could just move one step beyond and continue the conversation to what these service members’ experiences involved, what it means to them and what it means to their communities now that they’re back -- that’s really where that spark can happen.
"Sharing your idea is so important...When you share it with someone, it's no longer just your personal thought, it's something real."
What happens to military supplies like tents and sleeping bags and parachutes after their shelf-life expires? One US Army officer is finding good use for them and transforming the once discarded supplies into stylish tote bags.
Serving in the military while also being the CEO of a fashion company can be an intimidating but also a rewarding experience.
An army cadet’s startup has been nurtured by the growing number of organizations that support college entrepreneurs.
They’re putting a new spin on the Tom’s Shoes business model,” says Alex Fiance, Global President of the Kairos Society...
10 Awesome Kickstarter Cloth Brands - These are repurposed military fabrics, so you know its made tough enough to survive more than a few battle wounds.
In the world of socially conscious fashion design, every story is different. Some companies promote sustainable, eco-friendly products. Others spark economic change through employment and empowerment. Sword & Plough does both.
Military-inspired, of course, and taking cues from traditional outdoor gear, but ultimately more at home in the city than the back woods or the field of battle, the brand's rucksack, tote, and messenger are just plain good-looking bags. That also happen to do good. Call it a two-for-one deal.
16 Gym Bags to Make You Get Your Sweat On - Made of surplus military fabric and crafted by veterans, this roomy bag helps you get in shape and promotes empowerment and social change. Bonus points for looking so good doing it.
The company took to Kickstarter and exceeded its funding goal in two hours, ultimately raising $278,00 (and counting). The idea has become a flourishing reality, and Betsy is on track to leave a legacy..
Handbags probably aren’t the first association you’d make with re-purposed military surplus materials, but the feel-good mission behind new accessories brand Sword & Plough make the pair seem like longtime friends.
From epaulettes in the 18th century to Adam Ant's glam-admiral look in the 80's, the fashion world has long borrowed from the military. The fashionistas at Sword and Plough take a more literal approach.
It find its inspiration in the people who work for the betterment of the country and who support its mission.