As Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers, Erik Spalding and Cole Evans were once responsible for defusing and disposing the explosive devices that have become all-too-common in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Upon exiting the military in 2010 they felt they had a responsibility to create a way for people to say “Thank You” to their fellow service members and the veterans that have fought for our freedom and safety.  As founders of Bullets2Bandages, they created a way to take instruments of war and transform them into symbols of pride, gratitude, and healing.

Bullets2Bandages is a mission-driven, socially conscious apparel and accessories and unique company designed to give thanks to veterans, those fighting for our country, and the families who provide them with love and support at home.

B2B got its start in mid-2011 doing what Erik and Cole thought would be a few short-term fundraising events for the Travis Manion Foundation. They quickly realized that there was sufficient demand for B2B's products -- and interest in supporting veteran charities -- to create a sustainable business.

A small initial line of necklaces and bracelets quickly evolved into the bottle openers, keychains, and other accessories you can find on our website today. You can also find B2B's products in large retailers such as Cabela's, the Navy Exchange, and the Marine Corps Exchange, as well as nearly 100 craft breweries and military gift shops. 

The Products – Our necklaces and bottle openers are all made and sourced in America from once-fired ammunition.  We chose the bullet because it grabs a person’s attention and ignites an important conversation about “saying thank you to veterans.”  Our accessories, clothing, and unique gifts provide Americans with a distinctive way to honor to the men, women and families who have dedicate their lives to our safety and freedom.

Our Mission - To provide simple ways for every American to give back and show their pride and gratitude for veterans.  We also strive to raise awareness of the many challenges veterans face and raise money for organizations giving veterans the support they need to overcome those challenges. To that end, B2B has donated at least 15% of its annual profits to veteran charities for each year of its existence, and in 2014 and 2015 the company's charitable donations exceeded 50% of its net profits

Our Company Goals – Bullets2Bandages strives to be a leader in socially responsible companies.  While the goal of every business is to be profitable, there is still a place for businesses of all types to give something back not only to our local community, but also to our country.  We aim to build a brand that symbolizes GIVING THANKS to veterans.

Additional questions? Contact us through the link below, call us at 858.952.6719, or swing by our office next time you're in San Diego.

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