Sewing adds so many valuable aspects to the world. It is a way to be creative and also practical. People who sew can express themselves as well as help themselves. All of these characteristics combine in one ingenious company. I just recently bought one of their products and wish everyone would. R. Riveter bags are gorgeous and support Military spouses by providing portable employment.
I had never heard of this company nor portable employment until February 5th of this year when I was watching Shark Tank. I was so impressed with the work these women were doing to help out their fellow military spouses and so was Mark Cuban. He invested in them which made me very happy.
I immediately went to their website to shop their bag selection. Each bag was fabulous and I was thrilled to learn that they were all sold out! That's the power of television, it can really do good things for worthy people.
I got my fantastic bag today. I was so excited just to see the box, let alone the purse itself.
I love it! I am bringing it with me to Paducah. You can see it there, all filled up. I will probably add a water bottle when I am walking around.
Not only do I love this bag for its stunning good looks, I love the company. I felt good buying this, not guilty wondering if some poor child in another country had assembled it.
I also felt happy that this bag was made out of recycled military products. In another life my purse could have been a tent, a duffle bag or a back pack. The inside is cute fabric stamped with the employee number of the person who assembled it.
15 different military spouses created parts of my bag; I know because I received an email from the company about its journey. Throughout the process of waiting communication has been excellent.
When you look on the website, don't have sticker shock over the price. It was more than I have ever spent before also. But think of what you're doing.
You get this great bag. You empower a military spouse. You use recycled materials and help the earth.
And it's big enough to shove in all kinds of stuff.
That return on my dollar makes me Sew happy!
Here's a clip from when they were on the news.
And here is a link to another site which was supporting this company from the beginning.
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I like buying from companies that help people. I still buy clothing from the company I wrote about in this post.