APOLIS: BANGLADESH PROJECTSeptember 6th, 2012
In today’s society we are always trying to improve the quality of life and the world we live in, The Parton Brothers are however one step ahead of us all. Raan and Shea Parton founded Apolis: Bangladesh Project with the meek idea that “people can live better lives if they are given equal access to opportunity”. Travelling to parts of the world where opportunity is scarce, Raan and Shea found themselves immersed in stories of personal struggle and survival. From raw emotion and the need to sustain life and give equal opportunity to all inspired the Parton Brothers to create a business model which combines commerce and microeconomic development.
Hand in hand with providing opportunity Raan and Shea also understood the importance of sourcing and manufacturing locally, this included partnering with manufacturers in Bangladesh, Uganda, Peru and Los Angeles. The Parton’s have “consistently pursed the goal of empowering people through opportunity”.
So this brings us to question, what does Apolis actually do? Apolis is a company that co-creates products with local manufacturers and allows the market to determine the future of every item that is produced. A hands-on business model which provides people with access to opportunity, which the Parton brother’s refer to as “advocacy through industry”
How do we become a part of this inspirational project? Purchase a 100% jute fibre reusable Market Bag, this bag has opened the opportunity for the artisans of Bangladesh to connect with people around the world. Providing fair wages to Bangladeshi women and using a portion of the proceeds to sustain educational and social projects in Saidpur. The consistent need to create equal opportunity is constantly growing and the Apolis: Bangladesh Project is definitely one to support. We need to sustain life and the world we live in. Every individual deserves to have equal opportunity and us Betty’s take our hats off to the Parton Brother’s for this wonderful project.
Help create life changing opportunities and support the Bangladesh Project.
Lauren S. x