Journal

Retail: Le Bon Marché in Paris Features Apolis

Retail: Le Bon Marché in Paris Features Apolis

We decided to spend Aug. 30th – Sept. 7th in Paris, France, to celebrate the collection of Apolis market bags being featured at the ‘Los Angeles Rive Gauche’ Pop-Up shop at Le Bon Marché.

Event: Sustainability Panel Discussion in Los Angeles

Event: Sustainability Panel Discussion in Los Angeles

On August 22, we had the pleasure of partnering with Joe's Blackbook to present a discussion on sustainability at our Alchemy Works location in downtown LA's Arts District.

Behind-the-Scenes: Locally Dyed Indigo Market Bag

Behind-the-Scenes: Locally Dyed Indigo Market Bag

The newly released Customized Light Indigo Market Bag and Customized Dark Indigo Market Bag is a collaboration with an indigo-dyeing studio on Los Angeles’s Eastside. 

Community: How to Customize Your Bag at Home

Community: How to Customize Your Bag at Home

We want to share how you can customize your Market Bag at home. After all, we believe that you value long-lasting products with a unique personality, and a bag you yourself wrote on is about as personalized as you can get.

Collaboration: Apolis + Geoff McFetridge

Collaboration: Apolis + Geoff McFetridge

Apolis has teamed up with the acclaimed Los Angeles artist Geoff McFetridge to introduce a truly one-of-a-kind, limited-edition market bag with an LA-themed design

Collaboration: Apolis + Beverly Hills Hotel

Collaboration: Apolis + Beverly Hills Hotel

Apolis is thrilled to collaborate with the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, a legendary Hollywood hangout which has been around for over a hundred years. Apolis is honored to have produced a one-of-a-kind market bag featuring the logo of one of the most famous hotels in the world

Community: Apolis Office Outing

Community: Apolis Office Outing

The Apolis LA Retail Team had the honor of volunteering at Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter less than one mile from Apolis' flagship store in downtown LA.

Collaboration: Apolis + Crooked Calligraphy

Collaboration: Apolis + Crooked Calligraphy

Apolis is excited to partner with Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy to release an exclusive, limited-edition market bag featuring the message of your choice handwritten in beautiful calligraphy. Not only does this make for a great bag, it makes for a great gift as well!

Event: Santa Barbara Relief Bags to Improve Lives

Event: Santa Barbara Relief Bags to Improve Lives

On January 14th and 28th, the Apolis community helped raise over $30,000 to benefit the families affected by the devastating mudslides in Shea and Raan Parton's Santa Barbara hometown of Montecito.

Event: 2017 Retrospective

Event: 2017 Retrospective

2017 is over, and looking back, Apolis Co-Founder Shea Parton shares some lessons learned and some guiding precepts going forward in 2018.

Community: Apolis Team Holiday Dinner

Community: Apolis Team Holiday Dinner

There's just something about sharing a meal together, isn't there? That's why we especially enjoy sharing a celebratory meal with the Apolis team at the end of the year, reflecting back on 2017.

Event: Apolis Black Friday Improve Lives

Event: Apolis Black Friday Improve Lives

While I was visiting Bangladesh a few months ago, I asked workers at Saidpur Enterprises (the co-op which makes our market bags) how we could help them.

Event: Entrepreneurship Workshop by Apolis Co-Founders 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. 

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.

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.

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