Photo by Masa Inoue
By Shea Parton
In 2011, we launched our Local + Global regional Market Bag campaign on the west coast with Venice, CA-based Milkmade. A year later, we have now sold 10,000 Market Bags and connected twenty-five retailers across six different countries with our global advocacy work in Bangladesh. On August 3rd we made the short trip from Downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach to celebrate the return of our month-long “Venice Marketplace” shop-in-shop at Milkmade on Abbot Kinney. We were welcomed by Milkmade's proprietor, Brian Lee and shop manager, Brandon Brown with drinks as well as an incredible playlist of music showing why Brian Lee was once one of the most sought after DJs in Hong Kong.
Like last year, the event was coordinated with Venice’s monthly “First Friday” evening that brings thousands of people down to the streets of Venice to enjoy food trucks, galleries, and exhibits. If you didn’t make it down on Friday, we invite you to Milkmade at 1413 Abbot Kinney Boulevard for the next month. While in the store, make sure to check out our Apolis + Milkmade Venice Market Bag and a well rounded assortment from our newest collection.