Another fine example of the American way

The Mail Online (ever notice that if you want to know what’s going on you have to read the foreign press?) has a wonderful story about an American Army office with a an all-around great idea.

A female army intelligence officer is set for success in the fashion world after coming up with the idea to transform discarded tents, sleeping bags and parachutes into handbags and backpacks.

Emily Nunez, 23, who is stationed in Colorado and will be deploying overseas this June, started working on her military-inspired line of accessories called Sword & Plough last year.

To get the bags made Emily partnered with Green Vets Los Angeles, a nonprofit started by U.S. Army Reserve Major Jim Cragg in 2009 that gives veterans, both injured and non-injured, jobs in sewing factories.

Ten per cent of profits will be donated to the Veteran Green Jobs and the Wounded Warrior Project – two agencies which help U.S. military veterans transition to civilian life.

 She can’t be much more that a wet behind the ears shave tail lieutenant, but here she is, working up another American success story.  More details at the link, a really great story.