By Shea + Raan Parton
Photos by Michael Spear
Retail spaces shouldn't just be warehouses for product. Instead, we think retail spaces can be used in ways that serve a practical and relevant purpose for the local community. That's why we love hosting events in which people gather to hear interesting speakers offer their thoughts on engaging topics. Usually we host such events at Apolis Common Gallery in downtown LA, but while that location is being renovated, we've popped up inside our nearby sister store Alchemy Works. Together with Alchemy Works, we seek to offer a casual venue for friends to share stories and foster local LA community in positive ways.
On August 22, we had the pleasure of partnering with Joe's Blackbook to present a discussion on sustainability, held at Alchemy Works' Arts District location. Panelists included leaders from Patagonia, Reformation, Outerknown, and Atelier & Repairs, along with Raan Parton of Apolis. Speakers shared ideas about sustainability and the practices that companies are adopting in order to achieve their goals.
We're grateful to everyone who joined us for the conversation, especially since all ticket sales went toward the Joe's Blackbook Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which supports emerging design talent.
Check out the photostory below for pictures from the night.