At Apolis, 2013 was an amazing year filled with new friendships and experiences. We took a little time to reflect on the diverse moments of this past year and to be grateful for the passionate people we have the incredible opportunity to work with and call friends. Some of our favorite milestones include:

- Our Bangladesh advocacy project, finishing up with 240 percent growth from last year and future plans to build a sewing school in Saidpur, at our Co-Op.

- An exclusive swim-trunk collaboration for American retailer J.Crew.

- A documentary about the making of our cross-border sandals, between Hebron and Tel Aviv, showcasing a beautiful and profound story of Israelis and Palestinians working together.

- Many educational lectures and workshops that we hosted at our flagship in the Arts District of Los Angeles, with unique visionaries from a variety of different industries and causes.

Overall, we are thankful to continue creating product across the world with inspiring partners, and we anticipate 2014 to expand our reach and community even further.

Marcus Samuelsson and Rohan Anderson in conversation, moderated by Elvis Mitchell, on “Food & Community” at Apolis: Common Gallery, in Los Angeles.


Setup at Need Supply in Richmond, Virginia, for our traveling pop-up, Apolis: Nomad Market.


Apolis Nomad Micah Albert travels through Kenya and South Sudan for a story in the Apolis Journal.


Our team of seamstresses in Bangladesh.


An early surfing shoot with our neighbor and photographer Dewey Nicks, in front of our house in Santa Barbara, for the release of our Apolis x J.Crew swim-trunk collaboration.


Tea with Hijazi and his sister Mira in Hebron, while making our cross-border sandals between Palestine and Israel.


Socializing before beginning one of the many lectures in the series at Apolis: Common Gallery, in Los Angeles.

Photos: Ken Tisuthiwongse; Duncan Wolfe; Micah Albert; Jason Motlagh; Dewey Nicks; Jeff Taylor; Corey Petrick


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Raan & Shea Parton

Creative Director & Brand Director
Raan and Shea Parton are the founders of Apolis, a socially motivated lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles that empowers communities worldwide through a model they call "Advocacy Through Industry." ...