How Sword & Plough Uses Military Surplus — And Hires Vets — To Grow Its Business
Emily Núñez Cavness was a student at Middlebury College — and the only member of the campus ROTC — when she formed the idea for the company she started with her sister, called Sword & Plough.
Now an active military officer and CEO, Cavness works to reuse military surplus to create bags and other accessories. Veterans are a big part of the process, from design to sales to the models on the company’s website.
In our latest View From The Top conversation, Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Cavness about why she started the company, what she hopes to achieve and the lessons she learned from the military that she applies in the office.
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