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Apolis = “Global Citizen”


Who knew this sophisticated and well-dressed corporation was lingering in the great city of Los Angeles? This Certified B Corporation has invited everyone to become a Global Citizen. “Living and breathing social enterprise that equips and empowers people through opportunity. Apolis is a pioneer in the socially responsible apparel industry and creates opportunity by forming unique manufacturing partnerships around the globe.”

Global CitizenshipThey “believe that the commonality between currencies, flags and languages is people. It is people who are the innovators, the advocates, and the revolutionaries. Apolis is a small group of social entrepreneurs who believe that the most valuable practice in creating lasting change is by investing in people.”

Their Model: “Apolis co-creates products with manufacturers and directly allows the market to determine the future of each item [they] produce. It is a hands-on model to provide people access to opportunity called “advocacy through industry.”

Advocacy Through IndustryTheir “model of “Advocacy Through Industry” is a revolutionary way to harness the power of business to create social change. This model is founded on the simple idea that people can live better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace.”

History“In 2004, brothers Raan and Shea Parton founded Apolis with a simple idea that business can create social change. Their travels abroad immersed them in personal stories of struggle and survival and inspired them to create a business model that bridges commerce and economic development. Along with their commitment to global advocacy, they also understand the importance of sourcing and manufacturing locally. Whether it means partnering with manufacturers in Uganda, Peru, Bangladesh, or around the corner in Los Angeles, the Partons have used their model of “advocacy through industry” to empower people to determine their own future.”

Shop Advocacy:

Bangladesh  Uganda  India  Peru  Honduras  and  Middle East



To learn more about Apolis, click here.

All content and graphics from Apolis Global.


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