Combat Flip Flops launches crowdfunding campaign

July 18, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. July 18, 2014

Issaquah company Combat Flip Flops has launched a crowdfunding campaign to reach its goal of starting a cashmere program.

The company hopes to raise $15,000 to jumpstart an initiative that transforms cashmere wool from local goat farmers in Afghanistan into fashion-statement luxury scarves available in First World markets.

With the Rock the Cashmagh campaign, the company hopes to aide in the development of a stable, self-sufficient economy in the war-torn nation.

The cashmere project will allow the veteran-owned company to empower millions of Afghanistan goat herders in establishing an enterprise that will provide them with the means and resources to support their families.

In addition, part of the funds generated through the cashmere project will go toward funding secondary school for Afghan girls through Aide Afghanistan Education.

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 they donate.

Combat Flip Flops was born in 2010 with the mission of manufacturing sandals in Afghanistan to support the country’s growing economy. The Issaquah company has since expanded its operations, producing sarongs, jewelry, patches, bags and T-shirts.

The campaign ends Aug. 18. Contribute online here.

Learn more about Combat Flip Flops here.

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