Retail: Laguna Beach, Regional 'Local + Global' Partnership

Retail: Laguna Beach, Regional 'Local + Global' Partnership

By Shea Parton & John Secretan

Photos by Zinc Cafe

We are privileged to release the Apolis + Zinc Laguna Beach Market Bag, exclusively sold at Zinc Café in Laguna Beach, California. This is our 37th Local + Global project, connecting regional retailers with our global advocacy and helping to create consistent employment for artisans in rural Bangladesh (Watch: Bangladesh Co-op). 

Laguna Beach, has always been home to an eclectic mix of artisans, surfers, free-spirits, and world travelers. Over the years, Laguna has expanded in size but has managed to maintain a certain small village feeling. The quality of community spirit that permeates the seaside air can be felt most tangibly at the local farmer’s market, in nearby streets from Zinc which offer bohemian shopping and art galleries.

Zinc Café's flagship store is in Laguna Beach and has been a staple breakfast and lunch gathering spot for more than 25 years. More than just providing the local community with their daily order of poached eggs on raisin toast or homemade granola, their tables serve as the meeting point for a large portion of the community. Zinc truly provides great food, thoughtful people and a beautiful environment.

Zinc Café and Apolis share a common philosophy that community starts over a meal. We look forward to seeing our relationship grow with Zinc Café and are grateful to make a global impact with the community of Laguna Beach.

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