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.
On November 15th, Shea and Raan Parton had the great pleasure of leading a skill-building workshop at Glasswing Shop, Apolis' Seattle retail partner.
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.
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.
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.
On September 18th, we had the pleasure of hosting our fifth skill-building workshop at Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, New York.
We're excited to share a preview of our upcoming short film showing the story behind Apolis' best-selling Market Bag.
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).
On August 17th, we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth skill-building workshop at Apolis: Community Centre in SoHo, New York.
On the final day of his Bangladesh adventure, Shea Parton shares the story of award-winning photojournalist that documented the trip, Atish Saha.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.