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Supply Spotlight: Meet Sword & Plough, a Veteran-Owned Business

Amy Slinker

Sword and Plough owners

Our military roots run deep here at WILCO SUPPLY. (If you’re not quite familiar with my story just yet, check it out here.)

For that reason, I welcome any opportunity to collaborate and partner with military- and veteran-owned brands. Why? Because when we join forces in business (and life in general), amazing things can happen! I know that to be true because I’ve been lucky enough to experience it.

That’s why, for today’s supply spotlight, I’d like to introduce you to my friends at Sword & Plough.


Here’s What I Love about Sword & Plough

  • Its business model. The company takes military materials that would typically get discarded (think fabric, leather, and hardware) and repurposes them into something newlike a tote bag, rucksack, or even jewelry beautifully handcrafted from shell casings.  

  • Its commitment to empowering veteran employment. Since 2012, Sword & Plough has empowered veteran employment (65+ jobs!) at every stage—from the design process to manufacturing, fulfillment, sales, and more.

  • Its passion for giving back. Ten percent of the company’s profits go right back into the military and veteran space, supporting organizations such as Got Your 6 and Team Red, White & Blue.
  • Its products are made in the USA. Veteran-owned or partially-operated manufacturers in California, Colorado, Florida, and Kentucky are responsible for making the Sword & Plough collection of bags and accessories. 

The Backstory on Joining Forces with Sword & Plough

Let’s rewind to 2017, shall we?

That year, I got an email from a team member at Sword & Plough. I loved the brand and mission and, at that time for WILCO SUPPLY, I was only carrying bags that were military compliant.

So, when they asked if I'd like to join forces for a collaboration, I couldn't help but say YES.

Not only was I excited about the opportunity to expand our supply to include a veteran-owned brand that features items made by veterans using upcycled military materials, but I was also a big fan of how, while we’re two different businesses, we’re aligned in many ways!


Here’s an example to prove it: I'm passionate about taking care of our environment and sustainability (especially given the fact that I live and work in none other than Anchorage, Alaska). And remember, so is Sword & Plough!


Sword & Plough Product Favorites in the WILCO SUPPLY Shop


  1. Tote

Meet one of your soon-to-be go-to bags! This screen-printed tote is made from heavy military-spec canvas and bridle leather straps. All in all, it's versatile and stylish, giving you enough space to carry everything from books and a laptop to diapers and baby bottles. 


  1. Camo Mini Zip Top Tote Bag 

In need of something a little smaller, yet still perfectly capable of keeping your day-to-day belongings safe? The camo mini zip top tote bag was created with you in mind! It’s constructed from nylon, so you know it’s nothing short of durable (and water-resistant). 


  1. Black Chevron Wallet

This handcrafted chevron wallet is definitely a must-have accessory. It's made from durable veg-tanned leather and lined with a hint of surplus woodland camo for a unique touch.


All that to say, I’m sending a BIG thank you to Sword & Plough! We are so grateful for your continued collaboration and support as a fellow military brand.


Show Sword & Plough some love by following along on social media (Instagram and Facebook) and adding some of its products from the WILCO SUPPLY shop to your must-purchase list!


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