"Reputation is more valuable than gold."
That's how Apohair CEOhan Van Toan started his company 20 years ago.
Now, per a press release, the Vietnam-based company is "redefining industry standards by merging premium quality with positive change" with its line of ethically sourced, meticulously crafted hair extensions.
The New York Times takes a look back at the company's history, noting that Toan "envisioned a transformative path, recognizing the empowering potential of high-quality hair extensions to elevate confidence and natural beauty."
Apohair has since gone on to set new benchmarks for product excellence, per the press release, "earning trust and accolades on a global scale."
Toan's vision has paid off: The company's products are now worn by more than 1 billion people around the world, per the press release.
"Apohair's reputation as a purveyor of ethically sourced, meticulously crafted hair extensions has flourished," the press release reads.
"The company's factory, housing a workforce of over 500 skilled artisans in Vietnam, stands as a testament to precision and talent cultivation."
In addition to products, the press release notes that Apohair has also taken "another significant stride" toward making a positive impact: The company
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