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. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 20 Arthur Groeneveld During his time split between Amsterdam and Berlin, Arthur Groeneveld amassed dozens of interests he couldn't narrow down—so he pursued them all. Arts & Culture Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The School of Life The world is full of pseudoscience, bad advice and self-help jargon. Thankfully London’s School of Life has revamped the idea of emotional education. Arts & Culture Issue 15 Defining the Entrepreneur We asked a number of enviable business minds how they define the nature of entrepreneurship. Arts & Culture Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The Educators By dreaming up new ways to coach the creative community, these humble scholars are teaching fresh ideas to eager students of all ages. Arts & Culture Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The Renters and Lenders Sharing bikes, swapping homes and lending funds to small businesses: These three companies make a living through temporary transactions. Arts & Culture Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The Store Owners Neighborhood shops don’t just provide goods and services: They can also become valuable support structures within creative communities.