Upcoming Events

Craft Gives Back: an Auction for Justice

September 18-20, 2020

I’m excited to tell you about a local fundraising initiative I'm a part of. I’ve banded together with over 10 Bay Area small businesses who are rooted in the principles of sustainability and environmental, social and racial justice. 

The mission of this auction is to shine a spotlight on BIPOC artists and makers while raising money to be invested directly into the local community. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Planting Justice, a permaculture garden in Oakland that builds gardens, educates on food justice, and provides training for folks transitioning from incarceration. 

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Bay Area Made: Making a Sustainable Future

Learn about the sustainable practices of 39 Bay Area Made member companies in the online exhibit Bay Area Made: Making a Sustainable Future for SF Design Week.

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Past Events

How To Survive The Pandemic, And Stay Committed To Low-Waste Design

by The Good Future Design Alliance

July 16 | 12pm-1pm

Join us for this hour long conversation with two GFDA Founding Members, Shu Bertrand of Aplat and Dave Charne of Fyrn. Together, we'll talk openly about the unexpected challenges facing the design industry in 2020. Shu and Dave will share the the ways in which they shifted their business models to meet the moment, protect their bottom line, and stay committed to low-waste. Not an easy feat!


February 1-3 

Shoppe Object is a bi-annual trade event in New York City that is open to buyers, merchants, retailers and press, as well as members of the home, gift, and interiors industries.

Pier 36
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002

MAKE x In/Visible Talks

January 16 | 6-9:30pm

Celebrate Zero-Waste Month with a cast-off fabric banner-making workshop led by Shu Bertrand, product designer and founder of Aplat.

Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Zero Waste Holiday Cooking at Patagonia Palo Alto

December 20 | 4-7pm

Please join Patagonia Palo Alto in learning how to reduce waste this holiday season.  Chef Anne Marie BonneauGreen Waste of Palo Alto, and Aplat will be facilitating this interactive experience.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Patagonia Palo Alto
525 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Heath Make Good Market 2019

December 14 |10am–5pm
December 15 | 10am–3pm

Shop Aplat and an array of goods from makers and designers. Bring a friend to see live demos and enjoy a free gift wrapping station using recycled ribbon off-cuts!

Heath SF Tile Factory
2900 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110