Black Friday Improve Lives 2017

 


For 2018, we'll share our new goal to help the mothers behind the market bag on Thursday night, midnight Nov. 22nd -- the morning of Black Friday! Watch LIVE video from Apolis co-founder about limited bonus gifts to thank everyone that shops Apolis (Nov. 23-27).

From 2017, Update: Passed our goal in 3 hours! Thank you to everyone that supported Apolis’ Black Friday campaign this year 

We’re Doing Something Different This Black Friday

Business is a powerful tool which can be used in positive, constructive ways. That’s why we’re passionate about our Customizable Market Bag, which helps provide Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and retirement funds to female artisans in Bangladesh. Every market bag sold directly benefits the community of Saidpur, helping break the cycle of poverty. 

Which brings us to Black Friday — a huge shopping day for businesses around the country. Our company is no exception, but this year, we’re trying something a little different.

When I visited Bangladesh a few months ago, I asked workers at Saidpur Enterprises (the co-op which makes our market bags) how we could help them. One thing I heard back was that they’d love to replace their manual sewing machines with electric machines — because electric machines lower physical stress on employees, speed things up to enable greater productivity, and make things easier all around.

So this Black Friday, we’re giving 100% of sales on all Apolis products to Saidpur Enterprises until we hit our goal of $6,750 USD. This will enable the Saidpur co-op to install 30 more automatic sewing machines in their factory, which will increase their efficiency and strengthen their ability to take on further work and earn higher wages.

This doesn’t just help the actual female artisans being employed — it also benefits their families and the surrounding community. In fact, you can follow our Instagram from Black Friday through Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28) to see the artisans of Saidpur personally showing their gratitude — these women have some pretty infectious smiles, and we’re so thankful we get to be a part of their story with you.

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With gratitude,
Shea + Raan Parton | APOLIS
Apolis
Shea Parton
Chief Executive Officer
shea@apolisglobal.com
@sheaparton
Apolis
Raan Parton
Creative Director
raan@apolisglobal.com
@raanparton

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