Military Spouses Pitch American-Made Handbag and Accessories Company, R. Riveter, to ABC’s “Shark Tank”

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R. Riveter, a handbag company employing military spouses, will appear on the February 5 veteran-focused “Shark Tank” episode

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The invitation to appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ provided us with the unique opportunity to voice the employment struggles of the military-spouse community from atop a nationally recognized and respected platform.

R. Riveter, a handbag company that provides employment to military spouses, will appear on “Shark Tank” on February 5, 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC. This particular episode of “Shark Tank” will feature all veteran- and military spouse-owned startups. The recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Shark Tank” features “The Sharks” – tough, self-made, millionaire and billionaire tycoons – as they invest in America's best businesses and products. R. Riveter co-founders Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse are set to appear in front of these Sharks; Will Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran or Robert Herjavec strike a deal and form a partnership?

“The invitation to appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ provided us with the unique opportunity to voice the employment struggles of the military-spouse community from atop a nationally recognized and respected platform,” said Lisa Bradley, R. Riveter co-founder. “R. Riveter inspires, empowers and provides income for military spouses, no matter where they may be located.”

R. Riveter began with two military spouses in a small attic and grew into a portable employment opportunity, creating jobs for military spouses coast to coast. The women hand craft R. Riveter’s bags and accessories, keeping true to the brand’s mission to inspire, empower and provide income to military spouses. The results are high-quality, functional and classically beautiful handmade bags and purses for women who need their handbags to be as tough as them.

“R. Riveter products represent the humble and courageous spirit of the military spouses we currently empower, and hope to employ with The Sharks,” said Cameron Cruse, R. Riveter co-founder. “R. Riveter bags are made from canvas and leather materials that are drop shipped to military spouses across the country. A military spouse crafts these high-quality products from start to finish, and R. Riveter aims to inspire pride and patriotism into the hearts of each customer.”

Cruse and Bradley can’t reveal the outcome of their experience for this month’s broadcast, but say the experience was priceless.

“We want viewers to feel the suspense with us,” Cruse said.

About R. Riveter
What began as two military spouses in a small attic, armed with a big idea, one sewing machine and a little bit of canvas, has grown into a bold and achievable mission shared by many: to inspire, employ and empower. The R. Riveter movement captures the humble and courageous spirit of Rosie the Riveter and channels it into every American handmade product produced.

Owned by military spouses. Providing portable employment to military spouses. Producing quality products, hand crafted by military spouses.

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