Journal

November 17, 2017

Event: Entrepreneurship Workshop by Apolis Co-Founder in Seattle

Event: Entrepreneurship Workshop by Apolis Co-Founders in Seattle

On November 15th, Shea and Raan Parton had the great pleasure of leading a skill-building workshop at Glasswing Shop, Apolis' Seattle retail partner. They shared what they see as the keys to success when growing a brand, including lessons they've learned — and mistakes they've learned from — as Apolis' co-founders.

October 28, 2017

Community: TOMS Shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie

Community: TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie

On October 9th we caught up with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie at his Venice flagship, and asked him a few questions about entrepreneurship, the future of socially motivated business, and what he sees coming down the line in marketing.

October 27, 2017

Film: Apolis Bangladesh Project

Film: Apolis Bangladesh Project

In August 2017, Apolis Co-Founder Shea Parton traveled to Bangladesh to document the artisans of Saidpur Enterprises, makers of our market bag. Apolis is excited to now share the resulting short film, shot by award-winning photojournalist Atish Saha.

October 27, 2017

Event: Scholarship Reception at Apolis: Community Centre in Soho, NY

Event: Scholarship Reception at Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, NY

On October 26th, Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, New York, had the pleasure of hosting a  reception for the previous finalists of Joe's Blackbook Scholarship, which recognizes students in the areas of men's and women's fashion design.

September 20, 2017

Event: Entrepreneurship Workshop by Raan Parton, Co-Founder of Apolis

Event: Entrepreneurship Workshop by Raan Parton, Co-Founder of Apolis

On September 18th, we had the pleasure of hosting our fifth skill-building workshop at Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, New York. 

September 9, 2017

Film: Bangladesh Project Preview

Film: Bangladesh Project Preview

We're excited to share a preview of our upcoming short film showing the story behind Apolis' best-selling Market Bag.

September 8, 2017

Community: Apolis Relocates to Alchemy Works in LA's Arts District

Community: Apolis Relocates to Alchemy Works in LA's Arts District

Apolis' flagship LA location is undergoing renovations, so in the meantime, we've opened a new pop-up shop inside our sister store Alchemy Works (826 E. Third Street in LA's Arts District). 

August 18, 2017

Event: Writing Workshop by Kyle Westaway, Author of "Profit & Purpose"

Event: Writing Workshop by Kyle Westaway, Author of "Profit & Purpose"

On August 17th, we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth skill-building workshop at Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, New York.

August 5, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Ten

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Ten

On the final day of his Bangladesh adventure, Shea Parton shares the story of award-winning photojournalist that documented the trip, Atish Saha.

August 4, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Nine

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Nine

On Day Nine of his Bangladesh journey, Shea meets one of his favorite authors, drives through five feet of rain in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, and visits some Bangladeshi recording studios.

August 3, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Eight

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Eight

On Day Eight of his Bangladesh travels, Shea Parton sees crowdsourced sewing machines in action, learns about the Fort Knox levels of quality control for market bags, and says goodbye to some newfound friends.

August 2, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Seven

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Seven

On Day Seven of his Bangladesh journey, Shea Parton takes a motorcycle ride with a Bangladeshi college student, learns how the Apolis market bag contributes to local education, and realizes he needs to dial back his signature bear hug. 

August 1, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Six

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Six

On Day Six of his trip to Bangladesh, Shea Parton shares the story of one of the moms who craft Apolis' market bags, as well as why the Bangladeshi jute needs to be on your top ten list of plants.

July 31, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Five

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Five

On Day Five of his trip to Bangladesh, Shea Parton receives a warm welcome from the mothers who make Apolis bags, hears the uplifting backstory of Saidpur Enterprises' manager, and accidentally makes the world's worst market bag.

July 30, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Four

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Four

On Day Four of his trip to Bangladesh, Shea Parton rushes to make a flight in time, visits the factory which produces Apolis' market bags, and sees firsthand how business can transform a community for the better.