Military surplus material creates fashion empire & jobs for vets


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By FOXBusiness
Two sisters have found a way to transform civilian-military perceptions into fashionable accessories.
Emily Nunez Cavness, a former U.S. Army captain, and her sister Betsy Nunez created Sword & Plough, a company that creates stylish handbags by repurposing military surplus material. The business employs veterans throughout each stage—from design, to sewing, to management, sales and modeling—and hopes the company is able to bridge the civil-military gap.
“We started out working with one veteran-owned manufacturer here in America and now we’ve growth to work with five veteran-owned manufacturers,” Emily told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.”
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