Origami To The Rescue
IDSA Innovation, Summer 2020
When the COVID-19 crisis and order to shelter-in-place began, Aplat’s usual business and sales came to a halt. On March 17, 2020, all nonessential businesses and schools closed in San Francisco, including local factories and suppliers. Aplat’s studio too…
Aplat’s Zero Waste Design
Shoppe Object Designer Spotlight, Winter 2020
My background is in Industrial Design, 25 years of advance product development, design research and strategy. I’ve worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milan, Munich, and Seoul. Most of my career was in lifestyle consumer products…
The Tote Bag for Precious Cargo
Bon Appétit, Holiday 2019
Àplat is so smart. It allows you to carry things horizontally: casseroles, cobblers, avocados and stone fruit and other things from the farmer’s market that you don’t want to stack up on each other and bruise.
54 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts
New York Magazine, November- December 2019
Typically, we share recommendations for the best products, period — it doesn’t matter when they came out as long as they are exceptionally useful, beautiful, surprising, or otherwise worth recommending.
The 39 Best Food and Kitchen Gifts for Cooks, Dinner Party Enthusiasts, and Everybody Else Who Loves Food
Epicurious, December 2019
Saving leftovers so often feels like an eco-unfriendly task, what with all the tin foil and plastic wrap and easily-disposable plastic containers. These organic cotton food covers, fitted with an easy drawstring, solve that problem.
Current Obsessions: Shadowland
Remodelista, October 2019
Browse Remodelista posts on Current Obsessions to get ideas for your home remodeling or interiors project. Highlighting a range of solutions using Current Obsessions across a variety of budget levels.
Six Easy Home Routines You Can Adopt To Help Our Planet
Imagine It Done, August 2019
Fresh foods like fruit, vegetables, and bread need to breathe to preserve freshness and prevent mold. Little known fact? Cotton is a breathable fabric, plastic is not. We recently discovered a fantastic company called Aplat...
Set for Spring: Travel Tote
cottagesgardens.com, April 2019
Inspiring tabletop and accessories, just in time for spring. Eco-chic designs from the Aplat Design collection are made from 100-percent organic cotton canvas that is washable and reusable.
Great Finds: Goody Bag
Fine Cooking, August/September 2018
This organic cotton canvas "poche a pain" is great for bread storage. Over time, loose flour from the bread forms a protective coating on the bag's interior to help keep loaves fresh.
Totally Deliver With This Denim Pie Carrier
wsj.com, March 2018
This sturdy, soft denim bag has an ingenious design that keeps round or square platters, pie tins or casserole dishes upright…
9 Pretty Products Made by Female Artisans
Rachel Ray Everyday, February 2018
Pick up one of these handcrafted accessories and you’re not just scoring something sweet for yourself—you’re also supporting talented female artisans
90 Great Hostess Gifts
realsimple.com, January 2018
Every good guest knows the golden rule: never show up empty-handed. But finding just the right thing for your gracious host can feel like an insurmountable task…
Aplat Totes on a Mission
San Francisco Chronicle, October 2017
In this day and age, when tote bags are a dime a dozen, squashed mindlessly inside cars and suitcases, Bertrand wants hers to be used, reused — and passed down like precious heirlooms.
The Find: Totes Smart
The Oprah Magazine, July 2017
We are so honored to have our Plat Culinary Tote featured as "The Find" in O, The Oprah Magazine. Check us out in the July issue on newsstands now.
From Farm to Factory
Metropolis, February 2017
The tote bag seems like one of the few items for which it isn’t necessary to reinvent the wheel. Not so for Shujan Bertrand…