Every item we sell tells a story
We are a small company. Every item that goes out of our shop is inspected and prepared carefully by one of 3 people. Our clothing at some point in the past was worn by someone who served in the military. Each shows some signs of wear. Some look relatively new, others are well worn.
Each one tells a story that we will never really know. I imagine the newer ones were worn by someone behind a desk or by someone who saw little time in the field. With others, I envision someone who has been through grueling training or been deployed. Sometimes I see a frayed area or a small hole and my imagination takes off. But these are no ordinary jackets. Our clothes were worn by people who showed determination and bravery that most of us cannot imagine. We are mindful and respectful of this fact.
About 25% of the adult homeless population are veterans. Roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic. About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. This is a real and disgraceful reality.
Many charitable organizations that claim to serve veterans keep the lions share of the money they receive and little ends up going to help veterans. That is why we support Operation Homefront and Intrepid Fallen Heroes. They both have A ratings with Charity Watch. We are proud of the people that served this country and believe they deserve better treatment by our country.