The Heroes of America have given and sacrificed so much to ensure our Freedom. At HandmadebyHeroes.com, we want to help give back.
We hire US Veterans to make all of our Handmade Paracord products.
The goal of HandmadebyHeroes.com is to employ US Veterans who have given so much for our Nation. But apart from providing employment, we also aim to give the Veterans working for us the opportunity to learn new skills and trades which can help them transition from the Military into the Civilian workforce, where they can find new jobs with their newly learned skills.
Not only do we want to provide training and skills, we also work towards creating a safe and stable environment where our Veterans can feel at home and be around other Veterans who have had similar experiences in the Military and may suffer from similar conditions such as PTSD & TBI which affect so many who have served.
We encourage those who work with us to come up and experiment with new product ideas which we can then offer to the public and to our supporters. We want our veterans to be part of the business and not just work for it.
Our desired outcome is to be able to provide the following training and opportunities by the end of 2016. Core training will be provided and then a chance for work experience in these areas:
Additional training which will be available via our dedicated computer and online courses:
In 2014, we were selling paracord products via online marketing. When our supplier became unreliable, we searched for a new supplier. We were very excited when we found Commoneo Project who employed disabled US Veterans through their program in order to make paracord products. Commoneo Project became our supplier on October 2014. We decided that we would re-brand to reflect who was making our products and that is when HandmadebyHeroes.com was born. Through our advertising efforts, the Commoneo Project was able to expand its network of Veterans at one stage employing 30 Veterans to make and ship our products as well as man our phone line.
We are very proud of the fact we were able to help so many people and make such an impact in their lives. Our focus changed from running a business to having a mission of helping as many Veterans as possible.
In April 2016, due to management changes within the Commoneo Project and a belief that our focus and vision for handmadebyheroes.com and helping as many Veterans as possible were not in line with the new management of Commoneo Project (who in January 2015 changed their name to Handmade By Heroes LLC), we decided to terminate our agreement with Handmade By Heroes LLC (previously Commoneo Project).
With these changes we were able to change our business structure to be able to work directly with the Veterans and be able to give them a lot more opportunity by being a part of the business rather than just an employee.
Over the next 6 months, we will be expanding HandmadeByHeroes.com, not only introducing more paracord products designed by our Veterans but also providing the training and opportunity to learn and implement much valued skills.
We will also be opening our doors and expertise to other Veteran made products which have the same values and goals as our company.
ABOUT OUR VETERANS
Our Veterans come from many walks of life. What brings them together in a work environment is the fact that they have all served our nation and had similar experiences whilst deployed. Whether they have served in the USMC, Army or Airforce, they have made great sacrifices.
Many Veterans in our program are now studying to further their careers. Joe is studying business management and will soon be our general manager and another Joe is studying programming.
Many of our Veterans suffer from combat-related injuries such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), and physical injuries. Our goal at Handmadebyheroes.com is to create an environment and job security which helps them to overcome these injuries.
HandmadeByHeroes.com holds a license to make and sell Officially Licensed Paracord Bracelets and Key Chains for the NFL, NHL and MLB through Aminco International Inc. We are in the process of obtaining NBA Licensure.
Our paracord bracelets and key chains with College Team emblems are CLPA (Collegiate Licensed Properties Association) Licensed also through Aminco International Inc.
Our Veterans are the heart and soul behind HandmadebyHeroes.com. Veterans who are employed via HandmadebyHeroes.com are paid per piece that they make and have the opportunity to earn profit share from the revenue generated each financial year.
(Updated: 3rd May, 2016)