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Kansas City Woman Makes Sure Worn Military Uniforms Still Serve

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Celebrate Fatigues
Connie Swartz is the founder of Celebrate Fatigues which repurposes worn military fatigues into everyday items like tote bags and glass cases.

Connie Swartz was packing her husband's military uniforms for their tenth move when she started wondering how to dispose of the fatigues that were no longer needed.

The more Swartz thought about it the more she realized there must be others wondering the same thing. Turns out that every year about 200,000 people separate from the service and they take an average of five sets of fatigues with them. That is one million fatigue uniforms that could end up in landfills, go into storage or end up in thrift stores each year. Connie's solution was Celebrate Fatigues, a non-profit that honors those uniforms by repurposing them into everyday products for men and women.

  • Connie Swartz, founder, Celebrate Fatigues
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