Chrome Customs Military Salvage Program

Since 1995, Chrome has made bags from reclaimed or salvage materials. Last year we started making our iconic messenger bag with salvage military duffels and tents. The response was amazing, particularly from US Military Personnel who wanted us to make bags using their personal duffels and fatigues. These items carry significant meaning, but can’t be used frequently in civilian life.

Last April in recognition of Memorial Day we created the Chrome Custom Military Salvage Program. This Program invited Veterans and military families to work with our custom bag makers in one of our four Chrome HUBs in SF, NYC, Chicago or Portland to build a custom bag from their duffle and fatigues.

This program was extremely successful. People have shared their stories with us and we were moved. It reminded us how fortunate we are and how bags have meaning. Check out a short documentary we made of one of these bags and what these mean to their owners.

In honor of Veteran’s day, from November 1st to November 16th Chrome will make custom messenger bags for Veterans using their personal duffels and fatigues. Go to for more details.

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