Founded in Los Angeles, Apolis (which translates as “Global Citizen”) was inspired by the world travels of brothers Raan and Shea Partner. Moved by peoples’ stories of hardship and perseverance, they aimed to create social change through the power of business. Since 2004, Apolis’s international perspective and commitment to local manufacturing has resulted in ethical, one-of-a-kind products with traditional sensibility.
In 2009, Apolis began the Bangladesh Project with an order of 50 market bags. Five years and over 50,000 bags later, the project now supports employment for 21 women. We are proud to partner with Apolis on this important effort with the Apolis + Askov Finlayson Minneapolis Market Bag.