Launching Apolis out of their parent’s garage in 2004, brothers Raan and Shea Parton were inspired to create social change and empower people to dream up their own future.
3 January, 2019
Today, Apolis creates a range of clothing and accessories that celebrate the lives of the artisan. The City Market Bags are one such product where every stitch tells a story; a story of craft, materiality and the marker. Over 100 Bangladeshi women, mostly mothers, are employed to craft the market bag. “Each mother who handcrafts the market bags, receives a Fair Trade wage, annual profit dividends and a retirement fund.”
Crafted using jute fabrics, the country’s ‘golden fibre’, these bags are durable and of high quality. The hand-made market bags not only tell a personal story, but they also help break the cycle of poverty.
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