Apolis // A socially conscious company featured on Society BIn 2004, brothers Raan and Shea Parton founded Apolis with a simple idea—that business can create social change. Their travels abroad immersed them in personal stories of struggle and survival and inspired them to create a business model that bridges commerce and economic development.

Apolis, which means "global citizen", is a socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities worldwide. Apolis uses their model of “advocacy through industry” to empower people to determine their own future and provide equal access to the global marketplace. They partner with manufacturers in Uganda, Peru, Bangladesh, and the US to create lasting change by investing in people. Apolis partnerships establish sustainable infrastructure to build long-term solutions to social and economic issues in vulnerable economies. Each Apolis garment is hand-stitched with a red cross to symbolize the common thread that connects all global citizens committed to quality and change.