Fourth of July regarding two veteran-owned fashion companies that were recently featured in Google’s annual Economic Impact report.
There are over 2.4 Million veteran-owned small businesses in the United States, employing 5.8 million people, and the following companies are perfect examples of this growing trend.
Kalso Earth Women’s Solar Vintage Leather Shoe
Dr. Martens Unisex Pascal Di Paolo Backhand 8 Eye Boot
Dr. Martens Women’s Tina Arcadia Brogue Chelsea With Kiltie
Dr. Martens Men’s Geraldo Brando Ankle Strap Sandal
Dr. Martens Men’s 1461 Hogarth Renaissance A 3 Eye Shoe
Fitflop Women’s The Skinny™ Criss-Cross Leather Slide Sandals
–Combat Flip Flops (https://www.combatflipflops.c
They saw that lack of education and employment was a main driver of negative effects in these war-torn areas, so they designed the company to support textile manufacturers in war-torn countries and use the profits to fund education and demining efforts around the world.
Today, online sales comprise 80 percent of their revenue.
AdWords, Google’s advertising program, helps them market their footwear, clothing, and accessories to consumers who believe in their mission.
Through their sales, they’ve helped fund the clearing of 7,700 square meters of landmines in Laos, put 255 girls through school in Afghanistan, and provided permanent jobs for 40 at-risk workers in Colombia.