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Combat Flip Flops
- Made from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and War Scrap
- Sizing: STD DIAMETER measures 2.56" inside, 3.0" outside
- Made in Laos
- Funds 1 Day of Secondary School For An Afghan Girl
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Combat Flip Flops
What is the story behind your business?
Keeping it short. We're a business founded by special operations veterans that saw the power of economic change in conflict zones and decided to make a life helping others. Specifically, we make fashion and lifestyle products in Afghanistan, Colombia, Laos, and America--creating jobs and leaders in areas that need help. With our profits, we fund women's education in Afghanistan and veteran non-profits at home.
Name three personality traits that you think have helped you become a successful entrepreneur?
Compartmentalization--the highs and lows of entrepreneurship are non stop. Being able to withstand the daily storm of positive and negative emotions through cognitive processes keep us on trace.
Levity--If people only knew the dumb things that happen on a daily basis in a small business. Being able to keep the vibe positive during a challenge is key.
Discipline--Entrepreneurship is a grind. You need to be disciplined about your health, diet, task management, communications, and numbers.
What inspires you?
Our children. Our kids are less than four years from being able to fight in the same war we did. We need to figure out the end of this conflict for them.