The army was a part of everyday life for the Nunez sisters—they grew up at West Point—but they struggled to find a way to share this influence and military culture with their peers. At a social entrepreneurship lecture at Middlebury College several years ago, it struck Emily that she could have an impact on others every day through the gear they carried.
“Bags,” Emily said, “which are used by almost every person throughout his or her day, seemed like the perfect product.”
Partnering with her sister, the pair used extra materials they received from auctions and donations from military contractors to breathe new life into a select array of items. Ready to feel even better about these do-gooders whose recycled goods save the environment? They employ veterans to help produce their products, and donate a percentage of proceeds to various veteran initiatives.
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