Combat Flip Flops
As Army Rangers with several Afghanistan tours behind them, Griff and Lee saw a country filled with hard-working, creative people who wanted jobs, not handouts. So you can imagine Griff’s frustration when he visited an Afghan factory slated for closure after coalition troops pulled out. But then he saw a worker wearing flip flops that were hand made out of the factory’s boot treads. It got Griff thinking. Why not use the established workforce to make badass flip flops and apparel right there. And so began Combat Flip Flops, a forward-leaning company that builds production facilities, and jobs, in places others fear to tread.