In case you are new to the folks behind Apolis, let me give you a brief summary. When I think about the terms "Corporate Social Responsibility," Apolis comes to mind. Aside from the fact that they continues to release beautiful, quality made staples, they do so by empowering small communities across the globe, while keeping a focus on fostering these relationships. Their motto is simple: Advocacy through Industry.
"Apolis, which translates as “global citizen,” is a living and breathing social enterprise that equips and empowers people through opportunity instead of charity. Apolis co-creates products with manufacturers and directly allows the market to determine the future of each item we produce. It is a hands-on model to provide people access to opportunity. We call it "advocacy through industry."
This new addition to their webshop is as simple as can be. A comfortable, washed Japanese broadcloth in navy/white gingham, translates into the perfect year round shirt. I am a huge fan of buying washed garments as it makes it easier to get a true feel for the fit and how it will settle after your own washing process. The shirts are made in a 90 year old tailoring cooperative that Apolis has partnered with in Honduras. The fit is tailored, the details include reinforced side gussets, a second peeking pen pocket, Indonesian Troca Shell buttons, all for $158.