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The CFF Chest Rig Neck Tie For Father’s Day

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

If you’re looking for a classy Father’s Day gift check out the chest rig necktie from Combat Flip Flops.


Colors:
Agency Black
Scorched Earth
Claymore Green
Grey Man

Made by Veterans in the USA from from Hemp and Recycled Plastic Bottles.

If a cool tie wasn’t enough, tell Dad it helped fund one Day of Secondary School for an Afghan Girl.

www.combatflipflops.com/collections/gear-accessories/products/chest-rig-neck-tie

Watch Team Combat Flip Flop On Shark Tank

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year, the crew from Combat Flip Flop made a great showing on Shark Tank, securing funding that is taking their brand and vision to the next level. In case you missed their epic appearance, ABC will rebroadcast the episode tomorrow night, June 3rd.  

Combat Flip Flops Stoked To Race With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports No. 5

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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BELLEVUE, WA – TA Group, a Bellevue, WA-based investment firm, salutes the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and Military Appreciation Month through its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team added TA Group’s veteran-powered brand, Combat Flip Flips, to the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car, driven by fan favorite, James Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe secured the pole position for the historic race in an emotional qualification that underscored his comeback from a life-threatening crash one year ago on the same track.

“We can identify with Hinch’s indomitable spirit and determination to overcome obstacles,” said former Army Ranger and Combat Flip Flops’ CEO/Co-founder, Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin. “Making cool stuff in dangerous places is a lot like driving a race car…you need to go full throttle while anticipating every potential road block, and understanding when to have patience in the short-term to hit your long-range goals.”

Combat Flip Flops manufactures fashion and travel accessories including:

  • flip flops made in Bogota, Colombia, known for its high-end leathers and shoe construction (among other things);
  • sarongs, shemaghs and cashmere scarfs sewn and embroidered at a woman-owned factory in Kabul, Afghanistan where the purchase of one puts a woman in secondary school for up to a month;
  • hand-sewn and embroidered belts made by Afghan widows through a program that teaches sewing, fundamental literacy, math, and hygiene;
  • jewelry crafted from unexploded ordinance (UXO) dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War where each purchase clears 3 square meters of UXO; and
  • messenger bags and neckties sewn in Washington which helps keep Americans and veterans at work.
  • TA Group Chairman John Sercu commented, “Our sponsorship of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Indy Car is based on mutual values of speed, innovation, technology, and a strong belief that giving back makes us better. The Indy 500 is a great time for us to say thanks to our country’s veterans and showcase the good we can do together.”

    www.combatflipflops.com

    CFF Claymore Bags Back In Stock

    Sunday, April 10th, 2016

    I’ve dug these since Combat Flip Flops introduced their modernized take on the famous M7 Bandoleer.

    Available in nylon or waxed canvas versions, these Claymore Bags come standard with Sunglass and Smartphone holders.

    Features:

    -Nylon ripstop exterior provides a smooth, but rugged exterior
    -2 point weapons sling confidently carries the load while providing rapid deployment of business tools
    -Versatile hook attachment system in outer pockets for infinite gear configuration
    -Main pocket carries up to a 13″ Macbook and outfitted with MOLLE webbing to hold accessory iPad, Surface, Kindle cases
    -This bag has minimal padding, so don’t intend to toss this thing around with your uber-laptop inside.
    -Elastic daisy-chain in front pockets holds pocket knives, pens, lighters and other quick access items
    -5.56 mag/cell phone holder and sun glass case come standard
    -3 point flap access: button, hook and look, and Fighter Design covert magnetic closures (optional)
    -Main pocket dimensions are 13″ x 9.5″ x 2″
    -Front pockets are 6.5″ x 2″
    -Available in Coyote Brown

    Bonus:

    Each bag purchased funds 1 week of Secondary School For An Afghan Girl

    www.combatflipflops.com/collections/claymores

    Combat Flip Flops Makes Deal with Three Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank

    Saturday, February 6th, 2016

    Issaquah, WA – After four years of failing and succeeding, creating new roadmaps for manufacturing in war zones, employing former drug runners, educating women, clearing land mines, and supporting veterans, Combat Flip Flops has succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of three of today’s most prominent investors and Shark Tank’s self-made millionaires. Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Lori Greiner made a deal of $300,000 for 30% equity in Combat Flip Flops, spread equally between the three investors.

    “Having our mission of ‘Business, Not Bullets’ validated by the Sharks is powerful,’ said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin. “It’s not just a good idea, it’s a legitimate course of action now backed by dominant players in the fashion, retail, and tech sectors.”

    The $300,000 investment from the Sharks will be used for inventory and to build up Combat Flip Flops’ staff. The three co-founders have, for the majority of their time in business, been working side jobs. Investment will allow them to focus 100% on the business and add staff when needed.

    “Combat Flip Flops will be able to book solid, consistent orders with our manufacturers. This will enable those manufacturers to hire more staff and have a larger impact in their communities. For the charities, we will be able to provide steady, substantial support. More Afghan girls in school, swaths of land cleared of mines, and supporting positive transitions for SOF veterans,” said Griff.

    When asked what, besides the deal, was the most exciting part of being on Shark Tank, Donald Lee joked, “We’ve heard Kevin talk about his money being soldiers, going to war, and other military analogies. When he dropped out, handing him the red chem light was the only logical thing to do.”

    In 2015, Combat Flip Flops’ sales increased 150% over 2014 while the company donated over 60 years of school to Afghan girls and cleared 1533 square meters of land mines in Laos, keeping kids and villagers safe. Through its Unarmed Forces, the brand has spread stoke and empowered mindful consumers to make a difference.

    To keep up with Combat Flip Flops and learn more, please visit www.combatflipflops.com. For sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, griff@combatflipflops.com.

    Combat Flip Flops – La Chancla & The Floperator

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

    At last month’s Outdoor Retailer, Combat Flip Flops frontman Griff showed me their new direction. Meet La Chancla for the ladies. There’s no leather here. Rather, these feature Combat Boot Rubber Outsole as well as an EVA Midlayer and Deck.

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    For those of you unfamiliar with the mystical ways of La Chancla and why this was the perfect name for CFF’s latest offering, we’ve uncovered this short documentary.

    Men get similar construction but with the more masculine moniker of Floperator.

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    www.combatflipflops.com

    Chest Rig Neck Tie Available Now from Combat Flip Flops

    Friday, August 28th, 2015

      
    Crafted from recycled plastic bottles and hemp by Veterans in the Seattle area, the Chest Rig is available in Agency Black, Scorched Earth, Claymore Green and Grey Man.

    In production now. Delivers Late September.

    www.combatflipflops.com/products/chest-rig-neck-tie

    Combat Flip Flops Taps Another Industry Veteran – Ned Post, former CEO Of Smith Optics, Joins As Advisor

    Monday, August 24th, 2015

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    {Issaquah, WA} – Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced another wringer to the line-up; Ned Post, former CEO of Smith Optics, has joined as an advisor.

    “Post military service, I was fortunate enough to work with Ned in support of Smith Elite,” said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin, Combat Flip Flops Co-founder and CEO. “His leadership, style, and ability to motivate were inspiring. As an advisor and mentor, Ned will push Combat Flip Flops to the next level and we’re honored to have him help lead the Unarmed Forces.”

    For over 20 years, Ned Post led Smith Optics out of Ketchum, ID as its CEO. During his tenure, Smith and his team transformed a small goggle company into a global outdoor and lifestyle accessories business, adding product lines including sunglasses, optical eyewear, helmets and ballistic military eye protection. Smith sales grew from $15 million to $110 million under his leadership and the brand became recognized as the market leader in winter sports goggles and helmets in North America.

    “Since meeting Griff and learning about Combat Flip Flops’ mission, I’ve been inspired. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have your life turned upside down by the impact of war and while I don’t pretend to know what the solution is, I believe in what Combat Flip Flops is doing and can’t wait to join the movement,” said Post.

    www.combatflipflops.com