Apolis Activism: Philanthropic Menswear That Promotes Self-Sufficiency

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The Jonas Brothers may be America’s reigning fraternal triumvirate, but Raan, Shea, and Stenn Parton are not so shabby themselves. Their Los Angeles-based label, Apolis Activism, has West Coast savvy and social responsibility in gobs, which is unsurprising since it began as an entrepreneurial response to the inequities the brothers Parton witnessed on their travels. (“Apolis,” taken from the Greek, translates to “a citizen of no country.”)

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BROTHERS IN ARMS

Because humanitarian relief is the company’s principle motivation, Apolis Activism’s extensive collection of California-made zip-up boating sweaters, Japanese chambray military shirts, and rugged field jackets come with a built-in component of philanthropy.

Because humanitarian relief is its principle motivation, Apolis Activism has philanthropy built-in.

Besides donating a portion of proceeds to nonprofits like Invisible Children, a group that aids youth in war-torn Uganda, the Partons also support sustainable development through employment. Putting its supply chain where its mouth is, Apolis Activism crafts a selection of its wares with army canvas from a cotton revitalization initiative in Uganda and cashmere from a women’s cooperative in Kathmandu, Nepal. The result: opportunity through trade, not handouts.

We’re sure that Kevin, Joe, and Nick would agree—good things do come in threes.

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