No-Tie Modern Apron

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  • Chambray Linen
  • One Size

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About This Product

This cleverly crafted apron features a criss-cross back detail that allows it to rest securely on your shoulders. No strings attached! And its roomy, thoughtfully designed pockets are made from the arm cut-outs to reduce fabric waste.

  • Our best-selling apron
  • 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton
  • 36" long and 36" wide
  • One size fits most
  • Fabric will shrink about 1/2" in hot water
  • Due to the nature of dye process, slight color variations may occur
  • Recommend cold water wash, line drying; also safe for warm water wash, low heat tumble dry
  • Made in San Francisco Bay Area, California

Why We Chose It

This apron is made in the USA via an ethical manufacturing process using naturally sustainable hemp, organic cotton, and low-impact dyes.

  • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Certified

Meet The Creator

Founded on the belief that every choice we make in our day-to-day lives can make a big difference in the world, Ambatalia creates practical, elegant, and simple alternatives for wasteful single-use paper and plastic goods. A pioneer in sustainably produced multi-use textiles, Ambatalia’s mission is to support a non-disposable life and help consumers become part of the solution. All Ambatalia textiles are made in the San Francisco Bay area using the most sustainable fabrics and low-impact dyes.

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Good but Pricey
I like the apron - the workmanship and material good. It's way too pricey for what it is. It could not have cost that much to make.
December 7, 2015
1 year ago
Stiff and scratchy fabric
I was very happy with the style and fit of this apron, but i found the fabric too stiff and scratchy. I live in a warm climate and most of the year I'm wearing clothes that allow this apron to touch my arms, back, and shoulders, and it felt quite uncomfortable.

It's possible that the fabric will soften after washing, but if it doesn't I won't be able to wear it OR return it, so I am returning it unused.
October 30, 2015
1 year ago
Doesn't pull on your neck. Mother's Day gift. Mom loves it!!!
May 18, 2015
over 2 years ago
Apron is pretty, functional, on the small side
I debated ordering this item - I'm tall and not slender. Now that I've had it in hand, I'd say it's sized about Medium, and I'd need XL. I note that sizing is such an individual issue, so my comments shouldn't keep someone in the Large range from ordering this apron. Pluses: a lovely style, pockets much appreciated. Cons: The fabric is a bit coarse - maybe somewhat abrasive for sensitive skin. On my form, the neck rides high. Overall, in different fabric and larger size, I'd have kept this apron.
December 19, 2015
1 year ago
poor design - rides up in the front
This apron - so cute out of the box and nice looking when I put it on... rides up in the front - so that after a 3-4 minutes of wearing it I looked really silly in the back and more so in the front.

I have a very thin build but a slightly larger chest for my build....C cup...
maybe that is why it rides up?

So sad to send it back!
(I wanted to love it...) Looks great on the model and looked great on me for about 2 minutes.
December 22, 2015
1 year ago
No-Tie Modern Apron
I would recommend this apron because it's quite attractive in a simple, clean way and quite easy to put on and wear, not fussing with strings to tie, and the apron comes up high to protect your clothing.
October 11, 2015
1 year ago
I can't say enough good things about this apron.
I wore it all day on Thanksgiving, even after I'd finished my kitchen chores. It's so comfortable and, I think, quite stylish. When I'm wearing it I feel somewhere between Eileen Fisher and a Laura Ingalls Wilder character,
December 5, 2015
1 year ago
Very happy with this apron. Fit is great , love the no tie.
October 14, 2015
1 year ago
my most expensive apron ever
I love the style. my old aunt bea from Minnesota made these in the 50s and 60s and its hard to find this style. I am saving it for my "dress" apron so I don't know how it will wash and I tend to get aprons all messy even greasy so I hope it can taking the beating an apron is meant to take on spots, etc. we will see...check back with me in a few months :)
October 17, 2015
1 year ago
Great apron
This style is perfect. No strings to tie and nothing tugging around the neck
December 5, 2015
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rodale's Store
I love this style of apron. Very comfortable, and I use it when I'm gardening as well
ann s on Feb 2, 2017
Chosen for Granddaughter who likes to cook, apron is natural fabric.
Marion K on Dec 9, 2016
I love this style of apron. Very comfortable, and I use it when I'm gardening as well
ann s on Feb 2, 2017
linen no ties and simplicity of it
Linda M on Dec 20, 2016
Chosen for Granddaughter who likes to cook, apron is natural fabric.
Marion K on Dec 9, 2016
Haven't received it yet, but like the way the fabric looks and the design.
Louise F on Dec 9, 2016
Wife wanted it
Kerry N. S on Dec 2, 2016
I bought this apron to keep pressure off of my neck. It is very comfortable, so I am buying a second one!
Teri C on Nov 30, 2016
Has my eye on this for a while
Trina Y on Nov 28, 2016
SHIRLEY P on Nov 26, 2016
My wife wanted it.
Shanon H on Nov 25, 2016
Mother in law admired mine, which I ordered from Rodale's last year.
Faye-Ann S on Nov 25, 2016
I love the simplicity!
Melissa B on Nov 25, 2016
Like the pattern; it works well
Louise C on Nov 20, 2016
I bought this apron last year and it is truly the best apron I have ever had. I love it. It looks good, gives me the coverage where I need it, and the no tie feature is the best. Ordering them for Christmas gifts for my girls this year.
Penny R on Nov 5, 2016
Great Apron no fuss, no ties, covers everything easy on and off. Organic!

Joan B on Oct 18, 2016
I like the look, color, and composition of the material. It's all natural and has enough color that little splatters won't show as much as on a white apron. Also, the apron design should be easy to slip on and off while hands are messy.
Antoinette N on Oct 18, 2016
I collect aprons. This is by far the best. The "no tie" allows me to slip on and not worry about tying the neck or around waist. It slips off just as easy. The fabric is great. I wash in cold water and hang dry. I bought 2 for myself and now one as a gift. When I take care of my granddaughter, I can put my cell phone in one pocket and the house phone in the other.
Donna P on Oct 18, 2016
Looks great for protecting clothes while doing projects.
Betsy B on Oct 18, 2016
Earlene H on Aug 24, 2016
This is my all time favorite apron. I have already bought 4 for gifts!
Kymberly F on Aug 22, 2016
love the no tie
Maria M on Aug 18, 2016
My Daughter- in -law liked it.
Linda H on Aug 16, 2016
I have been looking a long time for an apron without ties. This one looks perfect. It also has pockets
Barbara L on Aug 12, 2016
My daughter fell in love with this apron!
Carol E on Jul 1, 2016
Saw this in your magazine many months ago and held my note until you had the apron back in stock.
Bradley H on Jun 28, 2016
I love the style
Theresa R on Jun 6, 2016
liked the style and fabric
Elizabeth W on May 16, 2016
Great design
Catherine M on May 15, 2016
The style, no strings, roomy pockets
Judy H on May 13, 2016
I bought this apron for mom for Mother's Day. I felt it was very pricey but the fabric is soft and sturdy and well constructed. The size fit me and my petite mother and it was sewn extremely well so I ordered one for myself (as a Mother's Day gift to me).
Linda S on May 9, 2016
For Mother's Day!
Brigid S on Apr 25, 2016
I love the look, it's long, and has pockets, nice coverage, looks like its comfy, I can't stand regular aprons that hang on the neck. Looks like it will do the job, or jobs.
cathy c on Apr 8, 2016
A quiet and elegant apron to celebrate the kitchen, the garden and harvest table
Deborah P on Mar 17, 2016
I like the no strings and chambray fabric
Lauren D on Mar 15, 2016
I chose this apron because it looks comfortable, cute, and practical. I love the deep pockets and the no-ties ease of it. I got it for my sister, who loves to bake and cook. I hope she loves it.
Kathleen W on Mar 7, 2016
Why wouldn't a chef to be, not want to be adorned in style like this? Beautiful, and comfortable!
Marcia C on Mar 3, 2016
I like the feminine cut on this apron as well as the color.
Lori J L on Feb 26, 2016
No ties
Robin F on Feb 22, 2016
I like the no strings design - I don't like halter tie around my neck
Janet T on Feb 9, 2016
My wife found it in your mailing catalog
Ed K on Feb 1, 2016
I loved the simple design, pockets, and the back. I love the organic cotton. This apron caught my attention immediately.
Donna H on Feb 1, 2016
Mother's Day present. I hope it's not too baggy/big. Love the overall design though!
Leigh B on Jan 29, 2016
Despite the high price, it appears to be well made, attractive, practical, and just the type of "look" I like.
Linda S on Jan 29, 2016
Love that it does not loop around my neck and tie around the waist. Allows more freedom
Susan F on Jan 25, 2016
I like to cook and I like the no tie style. I'm hoping I love it.
I saw it in Organic Life magazine and it looked really nice and functional on the model.
Debbie A on Jan 22, 2016
Five minutes after this came out of the bag, my husband saw it. He kept saying "Oh, that's really nice!" Yes, it fits men. So he's getting one, too.
Kristine M on Jan 22, 2016
I like the style
Axe P on Jan 17, 2016
Have been looking for a pinafore type apron for quite awhile now and like the shorter length.
Maxie Y on Jan 17, 2016
!ice to look good even while wearing an apron
Dorothy O on Jan 16, 2016
I have been looking for painting aprons without the restriction caused by ties.
Lisa W on Jan 15, 2016
liked the style
C D on Jan 12, 2016
linen no ties and simplicity of it
Linda M on Dec 20, 2016
Haven't received it yet, but like the way the fabric looks and the design.
Louise F on Dec 9, 2016
I am 5' 2"--would the No Tie Modern Apron be giant on me?
Dianna D on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think the Modern Apron will be giant on you. I am 5'4" and it comes to 2 inches above my knees (and if it DID come to my knees, which it may on you, I think it would very nice-looking). My hands in the pockets almost reach to the bottom of the pockets. As far as width, it IS generously cut, so it is not fitted, but rather drapes/skims the body. Not a huge sack, but a roomy, loose covering. I love the cunning design.