Emily Núñez Cavness is the co-founder and CEO of Sword & Plough and a former U.S. Army Captain. Sword & Plough is a veteran-owned, socially conscious fashion company that repurposes thousands of pounds of military surplus.
Sword & Plough combines these durable materials with other military grade fabrics and incorporates them into stylish bag and accessory designs. Sword & Plough works with U.S. manufacturers that are veteran owned or partially operated and donates 10% of profits to veteran initiatives. Sword & Plough was named one of the Top 20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014 and one of the 50 Coolest New Businesses in America in 2015 by Business Insider.
During her military service, Emily graduated from Airborne School, served in the 4th Engineer Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, deployed to Afghanistan, and was one of the first 100 women to try out for the U.S. Army’s Ranger Training Assessment Course. Emily earned her B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College. She is a White House Champion of Change and Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow.