Fashonista Sisters Team Up to Repurpose Military Surplus Clothing

Sisters Emily and Betsy, raised in a military family, co-founded Sword & Plough to remind civilians of challenges faced by servicemen.
3:26 | 07/07/15

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Ginger, over the weekend we were all reminded how much we value our freedom and the men and women who fought and still fight for our freedom today. This morning, the latest in our girl power series, the story of two sisters giving back to veterans in an unlikely way by turning military surplus into a fashion franchise. ? meet the Nunez sister, girl pow power behind sword and plough. Turning this into this? We've been repurposing everything from this on uniform to coast guard twill. Wool used is actually insulation from an aircraft carrier. Aircraft insulation. I love it. Because so often all this material would just be thrown away or burned. Reporter: Durable, functional and fashionable. For this dynamic duo it's in their DNA. You just have a few ties to the military. We grew up in a military family and our dads served in the army for over 30 years. I am a first lieutenant active duty currently assigned to special forces groups. I actually deployed to Afghanistan just two weeks after we launched on kickstarter. We tried to have team meetings through the occasional Skype call but those were sometimes cut short because of incoming mortar rounds. Were you worried about your sister. I think I, of course, was really concerned about her safety. I mean, I had never missed anyone as much as her when she was away. Like a bri-- Reporter: Sword and plough has manufactured over 7,000 products since their launch two years ago repurposing more than 25,000 pounds of military surplus. But it's their employees who really make the difference. How many veterans do you employ. We've supported 38 veteran jobs full and part time. Reporter: Tell me why veterans make such good employees. They've proven themselves as amazing leaders under stress in combat situations. I was in the United States Navy. I was in there during "Desert storm." I know it's kind of odd for a male but I love making purses for some odd reason. Reporter: Tell me about your haircut. So I recently chopped my hair down to an inch in order to be one of the first women to go to ranger school. Women breaking new ground with the special forces to get into the elite army rangers. I made it pretty far but I didn't pass. Currently three women still at ranger school. So I'm rooting for them. Reporter: Fingers crossed and you got a great haircut out of it. I love it. Thank you. And the name sword and plough comes from the biblical phrase which means to take a missile technology and apply it to a peaceful civilian application. That's exactly what the Nunez sisters' mission is. 20% off to all veterans which is certainly apropos. Clearly my favorite story of the morning. Yes. Yay. They're doing good. We'll get a ranger. I agree.

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