Shujan Bertrand of Aplat is on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Design
bayareamade.us, September 2018
One of our mottos here at Bay Area Made, and something we strongly believe in, is “What We Make Makes Us”. As designers and makers, creating products that not only improve the lives…
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.
19 Products That Make Eco-Living Easy
thefashionspot.com, April 2018
Everyone knows grocery shopping with throwaway plastic bags is wasteful. There are endless stylish and, frankly, way more convenient options for reusable bags and now, thanks to Aplat…
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, and your culinary cred intact.
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…
“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?”
“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.”
“Sewn from surplus fabric by women in San Francisco, Aplat’s Vin Horizontal Tote in Denim might be the chicest way to pack baguette and a bottle for a picnic or a party.”
“Aplat Culinary Totes make carrying pots and plates to dinner actually feel chic.”
“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.”
“The busy girl’s answer to the bag craze...both functional and cool, a playful and sophisticated take on simplicity.”