Bangladesh Journal

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 Atish Saha and reflects on the last ten days of this journey to document the Apolis market bag.

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.

July 29, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Three

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Three

On Day Three of his Bangladesh journey, Apolis Co-Founder Shea Parton surfs the world's longest beach, meets some enthusiastic local surf kids, and discovers a reason to throw shakas less frequently.

July 28, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Two

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day Two

Apolis co-founder Shea Parton shares Day Two from his trip to Bangladesh, in which he learned more about Fair Trade certification, Bangladeshi mice, and local manufacturing.

July 27, 2017

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day One

Travel: Bangladesh Expedition - Day One

For the next ten days, Apolis co-founder Shea Parton will be documenting the stories behind our Market Bag in Bangladesh.