Journal

January 14, 2018

Event: Santa Barbara Relief Bags to Improve Lives

Event: Santa Barbara Relief Bags to Improve Lives

Over the last few days, Raan and I have been reflecting on the devastating mudslide which took place in our hometown of Santa Barbara’s Montecito this week.

December 30, 2017

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.

December 7, 2017

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.

November 23, 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.

November 17, 2017

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. 

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.