Mar 13, 2016 | By Sarah Owen
Raan and Shea Parton, the brothers behind Apolis, just released the latest collection from their Standard Issue line, and every piece was handcrafted by small independent shops within a 10 mile radius of their downtown Los Angeles studio. Apolis, which translates as “global citizen,” is a living and breathing social enterprise that equips and empowers people through opportunity instead of charity. The brand co-creates products with manufacturers and directly allows the market to determine the future of each item they produce.
“Besides the shorter lead time that allows us to responsibly balance our supply and demand, we’ve also loved the hands-on process of really understanding the craft,” says Shea. “We’re grateful to be partnered with these small shops that truly take pride in their work.” With an eye on Spring, the collection features a chambray utility vest, soft-shouldered blazers, garment dyed chinos and some organic linen accessories in bold hues.
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