Apolis Activism + Filson Factory Visit

AF 003This morning, Shea Parton of Apolis Activism sent over these shots of a trip he took recently to Seattle’s Filson factory. How jealous am I? The trip was all business, as Shea went to check on the production of their much anticipated collaboration, The Philanthropist Bag.

AF 005The bag utilizes a cotton canvas that is 17.5 ounces, 4.5 lighter than typical Filson canvas. Produced in Uganda in collaboration with Invisible Children, the canvas’ color is black. I’ve owned an otter green briefcase for three years. If I didn’t already carry it literally everywhere I go, I would buy this bag tomorrow.

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AF 010The Philanthropist Bag by Filson in collaboration with Apolis Activism is available for pre-order now through AA’s website and again at Context Clothing in Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. Fred
    August 4, 2009

    Hi nice to see the pics I have been in Seattle as well last October and made a lot of look a like pics.
    We do the distribution for Germany as well have a look at the blog.

    regards Fred

    May I use your pictures as well on my blog ?

  2. Conor
    August 6, 2009

    Max, I saw this on Style Forum. Cool stuff.

    If you don’t mind, which model of Filson bag do you carry? I’m looking into one for next semester, when I start student teaching.


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