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Whether they create products with a conscience, revive classic communication or give choice back to consumers, makers can also be social doers.

In our special section on Community Entrepreneurs, we focus on makers, store owners, food enthusiasts, do-gooders, connectors, online communities, renters, lenders and educators who build and strengthen communities while making excellent goods and services.

Apolis These Los Angeles–based brothers empower the global creators and communities behind their clothes. When brothers Shea and Raan Parton traveled to underdeveloped countries as kids, they didn’t realize that seeing the similarities and differences in cultures across the globe would drive them to build a social corporation that provides impoverished people with equal access to the global market.

  • Words:
    Gail O'Hara and Anna Loh
  • Illustration:
    Sarah Maycock

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  • Words:
    Gail O'Hara and Anna Loh
  • Illustration:
    Sarah Maycock
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