Army wives Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse are the founders of R. Riveter, a line of handbags made by military spouses. R. Riveter carries a variety of stylish designs but is best known for its signature collection which is described as representing “the fortitude of the American spirit, the legacy and the strength of those who come before us.”
The materials used to create R. Riveter bags are inspired by military materials — green canvas, black waxed canvas, USMA wool, genuine brown leather. And each bag is marked with a number representing an individual military spouse. (Co-founder Cameron is Riveter No. RR001.) And the company makes a point of giving back. Bradley and Cruse will pitch their business on Shark Tank (February 5) which airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.