By Shea & Raan Parton
This past October, we released our highly anticipated Customizable Petite Market Bag in Black with Joy Cho, the world’s largest Pinterest account and the Founder of Oh Joy! This bag is extra special because for every bag sold a family living in poverty in America receives a day's worth of diapers and basic necessities thanks to the non-profit Baby2Baby.
Thanks to our community, this bag has already helped 4,765 families and now, our goal is 7,000 families. The bag will become available on Sunday, April 5. There are limited quanities, so make sure to text remind to 72000 to receive a reminder so you don't miss out!
What’s the cause? Who is Baby2Baby?
This customizable Petite Market Bag in Black is being released again to help Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides kids living in poverty with diapers, clothing, and basic necessities (learn more here). COVID-19 has put many families in difficult financial conditions. Sadly, even before COVID-19 1 in 3 families in America can’t afford diapers for their babies. It’s such a simple need, yet so many people are forced to choose between diapers or food, and that’s not okay. So this is why we're partnering with them again so that every bag sold will help Baby2Baby provide a day’s worth of diapers to children in need.
Why is the bag limited?
Apolis is B-Corp certified and our bags are made at a specific co-op in Bangladesh that is committed to providing above-Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund for hundreds of mothers — which means that quantities are often limited. We’re currently in the process of expanding our production capabilities, but we’re committed to doing so in a way that doesn’t put pressure on these factories to cut corners in quality or ethical sourcing, though that means we can’t offer all our bags at all times of the year. Watch how this bag is breaking a poverty cycle.