Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I don't write much but...Raan and Shea Parton, 2 of the 3 brothers behind the label/cause Apolis Activism, were kind enough to invite me for a visit to the Gitman showroom for an informal viewing of their AW '09 collection. And after having obsessed over the styling and general right on-ness in the look book Raan had emailed me, I must say that these are clothes that are meant to be touched and felt and worn. They are that good. I can't say enough about these guys and what they're doing. Plus I got a chance to take a good look at the Apolis/Filson/Invisable Children briefcase. (Perfect)
Also there, it was my pleasure to meet Ryan Huber, co-owner of Context in Madison, WI, Marie Havens of Invisible Children(partners with Apolis on a number of various pieces/projects) and Max, the man behind All Plaidout. (check out his recent post on "The Brothers Parton").
It was a real pleasure. A big thanks to Raan and Shea for the invitation and chance to meet everyone.
A good Statement of Apolis Activism's mission can be read here.
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