Combat Flip Flops launches crowdfunding campaign
October 19, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 19, 2013
Issaquah company Combat Flip Flops has launched a crowdfunding campaign to reach its goal of using sandals as the ultimate weapon of change in Afghanistan.
The company hopes to raise $500,000 to get a flip-flop manufacturing facility up and running in Afghanistan.
With the belief that a strong economy will sustain the gains made over the past decade, Combat Flip Flops’ goal is to manufacture flip-flops and additional product lines in Afghanistan.
Funds will be used to cover the costs of building and purchasing equipment, shipping the equipment to Afghanistan, labor, raw materials and additional operating expenses for one year.
The Afghan Business Aid Development Enterprise will contribute an additional $250,000 if the crowdfunding campaign is successful.
As is custom with internet crowdfunding campaigns, contributors receive rewards for donating. Supporters get stickers, patches and other Combat Flip Flops products, depending on how much money they donate.