Cross and Musket Apparel is proud to offer ValorBANDS™ to our customers as one way to show our gratitude and appreciate for those who lay it all on the line for the sake of American Freedom and prosperity.
ValorBANDS™ is a veteran and military family owned for-profit social enterprise and fashion brand. We RECRUIT, TRAIN and EMPLOY veterans and (sometimes) their families, by providing job training in production/commercial sewing.
ValorBANDS™ are hand-crafted bracelets and wrist cuffs made from retired, donated military uniforms. They give Americans the opportunity to show their gratitude for military past and present by owning a piece of the service member’s history. Every ValorBAND acts as a patriotic reminder that freedom isn’t free. Because of the textiles we use every ValorBAND is unique, beautifully flawed and one-of-a-kind. More importantly, each ValorBAND becomes a discussion piece allowing its owner to be the narrator of the donor's story ensuring that his/her service, sacrifice and life live on long after they retire their boots.
The ValorBANDS™ Impact
Putting America’s Heroes to Work
ValorBANDS™ is veteran and military family owned for-profit social enterprise and fashion brand. We RECRUIT, TRAIN and EMPLOY veterans and (sometimes) their families, by providing job training in production/commercial sewing.
ValorBANDS™ pays for the veteran's tuition to a Nashville based commercial sewing school; we also provide them with a sewing machine of their own, so they can continue to hone their skills. The veteran is offered the flexibility of working for us on a contract base while seeking full-time employment with larger manufacturers.
ValorBANDS™ is more than a fashion brand; we are empowering veterans to learn a trade-skill and successfully transition back into civilian life or re-enter the workforce all while restoring pride, hope, and sense of community. We believe NO veteran should ever be homeless, without a job, or opportunities.
We Need YOU! Together, we can make an impact on the lives of veterans not only in middle Tennesse but we can inspire other cities, states, and businesses to follow suit by offering job training and employment to our veterans.
Thank you in advance for wearing your gratitude and sharing our products and mission with your friends and family.
Amy Cotta & Joe James