TheDuffleis the latest addition to Sword & Plough's travel collection, inspired by our CEO's experience with her Army duffle. They've built on the rugged durability of the traditional military issued carryall, increasing the bag's functionality and incorporating our own refined look.
Water-resistant 500 Denier nylon fabric provides a robust construction that's guaranteed to withstand your hectic, on-the-go lifestyle. Beautiful full-grain leather handles add a stylish touch to the rugged, utilitarian design, and an optional leather strap allows you to comfortably carry the bag across your shoulder. There is an exterior accessories pocket secured via magnetic snap and a large interior zippered pocket to protect your most important belongings. With roughly 35 liters of interior room, this spacious bag is the perfect long-weekend travel companion.
Top zip closure
Interior zip pocket
Exterior pocket with magnetic snap closure
Durable padded base
Custom tanned full-grain American leather straps
Optional shoulder strap
Base Dimensions (Height x Width x Length) listed in inches not including the straps: 12 x 10 x 23
Strap Handle Drop Length: 9"
Made in America with a portion of each bag constructed from military surplus material. There is a chance that material color may vary slightly from bag to bag. That is the beauty of upcycled military surplus. Be confident that your bag will look similar to those shown in the above picture, but be aware that slight color variations are what make these bags so beautiful and one-of-a-kind.
Sword & Plough is committed to their quadruple bottom line, which consists of social impact, environmental impact, purpose, and donating 10% of profit or 2% of revenue, whichever is greater, to veteran organizations.
About Sword & Plough:
Sword & Plough has been in the making since our founders, sisters Emily and Betsy, were born into a military family. Living at West Point, sharing Thanksgiving dinners with hundreds of soldiers in mess halls, hearing about her dad’s deployments and research, and watching her uncle, a Marine NASA Astronaut pilot, launch his space shuttle, are just a few of the experiences that inspired Emily to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army.
As a student at Middlebury College, Emily was the only ROTC cadet on a campus of 2,450 — most of her friends had never met someone in the military. After her sophomore year, Emily attended the U.S. Army Airborne School where she met soldiers who spoke of the struggles some of their veteran friends faced while attempting to gain employment after military service.
"From the beginning, Sword & Plough has been about more than just creating bags. We’ve always been excited to create high quality products, but our hope was that these products could be used as a platform to promote change." - Emily Núñez Cavness, Co-founder & CEO
All of these experiences culminated in Sword & Plough's creation during Emily's senior year at college. After listening to an inspiring speech by Jacqueline Novagratz during Middlebury’s first social entrepreneurship symposium, a light bulb clicked on – Emily began to think 'What in my life is often discarded and could be turned into something beautiful with a purposeful mission?" How incredible would it be to repurpose military surplus material into durable and fashionable bags that people could use every day? By incorporating veterans into every stage of the business (from design, to sewing, management, fulfillment, sales, even modeling), we could empower veteran employment. Through its branding and outreach, Sword & Plough could help bridge the civil-military divide. The repurposed bags could be used as conversation pieces and the company could become a platform to strengthen understanding between civilians and the veteran community. Inspired to give back to the veteran community through sustainable fashion, Sword & Plough was born!