April 2, 2020

Aplat was featured on the local news for answering the call to make masks during the critical PPE shortage at the start of the pandemic.

The travel accessories you didn’t know you needed, July 2021

While we're all getting used to socializing again, many people are getting used to traveling again, too. There's no better time to make some better choices and travel habits while also upgrading your gear. 

36 Must-Haves For Hosting An Outdoor Summer Party, July 2021

Summer is in full swing, and you better believe we’re ready to celebrate. Outdoor parties are our favorite, and they’re great for keeping guests (who can occasionally get messy) out of your house too. 

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F5: What Industrial Designer Shujan Bertrand Dreams About, June 2021

Based in San Francisco, industrial designer Shujan Bertrand uses the art of origami to create products through zero waste design and manufacturing..

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6 Things Rach Is Loving Right Now: Fresh Kicks, Curry Blends, A Foodie Tote & More, May 2021

I was gifted some of these… and they’re gorgeous. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes—great for toting the dish you made for the dinner party.


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We're Loving: May Flower Power

Real Simple Magazine, May 2021

Blooms are abundant right now, so gather some for yourself or give away a bunch. Here are the supplies you need to assemble bouquets like a pro.

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10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products to Help You Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat or Dog, April 2021

Aplat doesn't let their fabric scraps go to waste, instead, they upcycle these extras into stylish bandanas for pets.

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60+ Women-Owned Sustainable Businesses for All Your Eco-Friendly Shopping Needs, March 2021

How many of your favorite brands are female-founded? Here are 60+ women-owned sustainable businesses to support now and always.

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Shujand Bertrand of Àplat: “Don’t always reach for the easy solution”, January 2021

As part of my series about companies who are helping to battle climate change, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shujand Bertrand.

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These Sturdy Face Masks Will Help You Brave the Cold

Good Housekeeping, October 2020

The added nose and chin straps on this otherwise sturdy cotton canvas face mask makes a world of difference.

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The Coolest Face Masks, According to Chefs in SF

Eater San Francisco, August 2020

Everyday eaters might only don masks for an hour or two, for a quick trip to the store or walk in the neighborhood, but essential workers had to get comfortable fast, especially cooks who work in hot kitchens.

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30+ Fashion Brands Pivoting To Make Stylish Coronavirus Masks

Forbes, April 2020

For many fashion, handbag and accessories brands, the spread of COVID-19 has meant shuttering their brick and mortar shops and facing dwindling online sales.

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9 Retailers Selling Fabric Face Masks That Are Worth Buying

USA Today, April 2020

To help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending people wear homemade face coverings when in public…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“Your famous potato salad deserves to arrive at the barbecue in style. Slide it into the Plat culinary tote from àplat, a convenient canvas sack that will keep your casserole dish or pie plate upright in one hand so can carry a bottle of Chardonnay in the other.”

“Here’s a gift for all those avid pie bakers out there. Instead of a basket or box, they can tote that freshly made pie to a dinner party in a cloth carrier. Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?”

“Whatever you use them for, these are arguably the most elegant yet functional totes you’re likely to find, and they’re going to make your summer party-going an absolutely stylish breeze.”

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