By Raan and Shea Parton
Photos by FREAK'S STORE, Christopher-Paul Takeda
Each day we work to ensure that our mission of “advocacy through industry” shapes each decision that we make at Apolis. We are humbled when we are so clearly reminded of why we do the work that we do.
Today we’re thankful for what we think is one of our most exciting partnerships to date: A year ago we partnered with Apolis retail partner FREAK’S STORE in Japan for a design and job-creation project for victims from the 2011 Japan Tohoku Tsunami in Koriyama-City, Fukushima.
The partnership started by designing a small mens and womens collection that was grown, sewn, and hand-dyed by 40+ local people affected by the Tsunami.