By Shea Parton
Photos by Karl Orotea
On June 11th we were proud to host the opening reception of Venice’s Apolis: Nomad Market inside STAG Provisions for Men. The goal of our Nomad Market is to bring the inspiring talents & stories of our global artisans to a local marketplace. We achieve this through our latest collection of products, a small gallery of photos from our travels, our expedition films and the exclusive Apolis + STAG Venice Market Bag. The Venice market bag is one of our 133 City Series market bags, connecting regional retailers with our global advocacy work and helping to create consistent employment for the artisans that handcraft the market bags in rural Bangladesh. We are so proud to include Venice in our Local + Global campaign.
We shared our tenth Nomad Market gathering with over 100 guests for a private evening with drinks and a live conversation moderated by STAG Provisions co-founder Don Weir. Shea was asked a few live questions by STAG’s Don Weir and a handful of open mic questions from the audience. It was great to share the story of how Apolis has evolved over the years and answer a few honest questions about lessons we have learned. We would like to thank the STAG team for their hard work and also all of our friends and Apolis Advocates who joined us in Venice. The Nomad Market will remain in Venice through July 15th. Keep your eyes peeled for the Nomad Market in a neighborhood near you.