Aplat’s founder Shu Bertrand is an advocate for zero waste design and manufacturing, supports local organic farms, food producers, and is partners with Patagonia, 1% For The Planet, sponsoring non-profit organizations to protect the planet. Aplat sources all their materials from local vendors with suppliers to support the local community of small batch producers. Aplat is inspired by the art of origami principles for zero waste design and manufacturing Aplat creates simple, functional, 100% organic cotton products for chefs, connoisseurs, and farm-to-table enthusiasts. Responsibly made in San Francisco, Aplat products are elastic-free, plastic-free and metal-free. Machine washable and reusable, and 100% biodegradable.