Discovering something new and wonderful when you least expect it, especially when no one you know has discovered it yet, is pretty exciting. It’s like you’re in the front of the curve. It’s like you’ve found some buried treasure without even getting the shovel. It’s like…Okay, commentary done.
While watching my guilty pleasure, HGTV, a commercial for a new retail company unknown to me came on. At first glance, hand-crafted bags being toted by attractive models flashed on the screen, but on second take I realized there was more. Beside focusing solely on their products, they told a story. An inspiring story on how Sword & Plough came to be and how the military fits into it. Instantly, I was pulled in and I’m now completely obsessed.
Here’s there story:
Founded in 2012, Sword & Plough was created by two sisters from a military family as a way to bridge the gap between civilians and military. They sought out to create beautiful and “peaceful” civilian products out of military technologies and materials. As described in an excerpt from their website:
“The Nunez sisters wanted to create something that would emotionally and physically touch civilians in their everyday lives and remind them, in a beautiful way, of the challenges our country and servicemen face, and the power that every person has to help.”
We live in a word where just one person can make a difference, and these two people have done it with style. Pun intended.
Sword & Plough bags and accessories don’t only look great, they help the community. Their products are mostly made from recycled and repurposed military gear, which reduces wastes, and the company supports veteran workers by partnering with companies and non-profit organizations that employ veterans as sewers and manufacturers. It’s fashion with a cause.
So, if you’re in the market for a new bag, check out Sword & Plough for ones with the unique style you crave and a giving story you never expected. Check out my favorites below.