The James Beard Foundation celebrates leadership across the restaurant industry and provides training and support for chefs and restaurateurs to use their voices for positive food system change. Over the past year, the Foundation’s Open for Good campaign has worked to help independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term through direct relief, advocacy, and resources.
Through its programs, trainings, and the James Beard Awards, the Foundation is pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry, to create a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Visit jamesbeard.org to learn more.
Each bag sold donates $10 to the James Beard Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.Customize Now
Fill it up with ice, groceries, and pretty much anything else life throws your way.
Make it yours by personalizing the front of the bag.
Choose between short and long handles for easy carry throughout the day.
Yes! Bags and masks are customized in Los Angeles, California, where a growing team of 13 production associates prints each item with water-based ink.
Apolis is B-Corp certified and our bags are made at a specific co-op in Bangladesh that is committed to providing above-Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund for hundreds of mothers — which means that quantities are often limited. We’re currently in the process of expanding our production capabilities, but we’re committed to doing so in a way that doesn’t put pressure on these factories to cut corners in quality or ethical sourcing, though that means we can’t offer all our bags at all times of the year.
Bags: Every market bag is handcrafted in Bangladesh by mothers who receive Fair Trade-certified wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund; read Forbes.com’s article on how this approach is changing people’s lives, with 665,000 bag owners and counting. The bags are then shipped to Los Angeles, California, where a growing team of 13 production associates print each bag with water-based ink onto the bag.
Masks: The masks are made in Los Angeles, CA. Each seamstress that assembles the mask receives fair wages.
Every market bag is handcrafted in Bangladesh by mothers who receive Fair Trade-certified wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund; read Forbes.com’s article on how this approach is changing people’s lives, with 665,000 bag owners and counting. The bags are then shipped to Los Angeles, California, where a growing team of 13 production associates print each bag with water-based ink onto the bag.
Before we ship, the product goes through a special print customization process to add your special word or phrase.
Bags take 3-business days to customize. If you need it fast, you have the option to shorten the customization phase to 1-business day and ship the bag the following day. Once shipped the bag will follow shipment schedules. We charge a small fee to print and ship in 1-day. Please note, if your order is placed after 4pm PST it will be shipped the next business day.
Masks that are in black or pink take 3-business days to customize. Once they go through our print customization process, they are shipped and will follow shipment schedules. We charge a small fee for the option to ship the next day. Please note, if your order is placed after 4pm PST it will be shipped the next business day.Masks that are a pattern in black or indigo take 7-10 business days to customize. Once they go through our print customization process, they are shipped and will follow shipment schedules.
Shipping to the U.S.
(Excluding Alaska & Hawaii):Estimated standard delivery is 4 to 7 business days. Please allow an extra day for some rural locations. Shipping to Alaska & Hawaii: Estimated delivery is 3 to 5 business days. (Orders over $100.00 USD qualify for free Ground shipping.) Overnight orders must be submitted Monday through Thursday by 8 AM PST. Overnight orders placed on Thursday after 8AM PST through Friday 8AM PST will arrive the following Monday. Overnight orders placed on Friday after 8AM PST through Monday 8AM PST will arrive Tuesday.
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards as well as PayPal, Amazon Payments and Apple Pay. Apolis cannot accept cash, checks, or money orders. Sales tax will be added to all orders shipped in California. With Afterpay, enjoy 4 interest-free payments over 6-weeks.
Yes! We stand behind the quality of every Apolis product with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Please note, return procedures for customized and non-customized products differ. To keep things simple for you, we offer refunds instead of exchanges. To return non-customized items please note: Items need to be postmarked within 30 calendar days of receipt for a refund to your original method of payment or store credit. Original shipping charges are non-refundable. Items must be returned in their original condition (unused, unwashed, unaltered) with the original packaging and tags attached.
To return customized items please note: Customized products are not eligible for a return unless you encounter a craftsmanship or quality issue which includes: If your bag arrives with rivets missing or a damaged handle. If your bag arrives with smudged print. If your bag arrives with text that is slanted or cut off. Please note: since each bag is handmade, there will be slight variations in jute texture from bag to bag; no two bags will look exactly the same. Additionally, bags suffering from general wear and tear are not eligible for return. Items purchased from other retail partners are not eligible for returns.
If you have a question about whether or not your bag will be accepted for a return, text us (+1.213.984.4048) with an image of your bag and a description of the issue and we'll get back to you ASAP with an answer. If your bag does not meet the requirements above, a refund will NOT be issued and if you sent your bag to us, you will receive it back.