I'm always happy to get an email from Saana ja Olli announcing a new collection—their newest release, called Maailman synty (= the birth of the world) is inspired by age-old Finnish creation myths and their rich wall rug tradition. The design, which is slightly reminiscent of cross-stitch but with a decidedly modern angle, is printed on hemp fabric which Saana ja Olli produces. Read More

Giveaway!! Woolly Pocket

Posted By:Celine
I have fun news today! Woolly Pocket is offering Pure Green readers a giveaway prize to celebrate the launch of their latest product line, The Living Wall Planter. Read More
Getting to know Nicole Franzen, PGM contributor, in this post about apple picking and baking apple pie. Read More
We have fun news! Together with Anthropologie at their Don Mills Toronto location, Pure Green Magazine is hosting an evening of holiday inspired fun creating center pieces and floral arrangements with beautiful and fragrant natural materials such as pine and cedar boughs, small fruit, pinecones, etc., all accented with beautiful flowers of course! You'll walk away with your own arrangement and the skills to create your own over the holidays so your home is filled with cheer and delightful scents. To help us do this we've invited the ultimate expert, Alison Westlake of Coriander Girl, the popular and delightful flowershop on Queen West in Toronto. Alison is the most lovely person you'll ever meet, it is sure to be a charmed evening filled with new friends and delights for the senses including a tasty treat or two and perhaps a cup of warm apple cider.
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We have exciting news! Pure Green is looking for a graphic design intern to work with Michelle Carangi, PGM's Style Director, creating layouts such as the one seen above (our women's fashion spread from our brand new issue). Interested? Send resumes with examples of your work or links to online portfolios to We look forward to getting acquainted! (Position begins immediately, send your resume straight away to ensure consideration!) Read More
A neat recipe for homemade seasoning salt to go with our pierogie recipe featured in our brand new issue, Volume 4! Read More
It is with great excitement that I reveal Volume 4!!! Or at least share a little peek. The new issue is chock-full of goodness, some have even said it's the best one yet! Read on to see more of what's inside. Read More
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Kelsey Brown, our newest PGM contributor. Kelsey's work will be appearing periodically here on the PGM blog as well as inside the pages of the magazine. You can get to know her better by reading her lovely blog Happyolks. Read on for her first post, featuring a delicious squash recipe! Read More

Happy Monday!!

Posted By:Celine
Here it is!!!! The new issue, Volume 4, themed Food & Drink, is nearly here! I always get a little flutter inside when I announce each new issue... I'm not sure I'll ever get used to it. There is so much of myself and the rest of the PGM team invested in each issue. It's with great pleasure that we bring you Volume 4—as you will read in my editor's letter, this issue was full of surprises, features and opportunities that I didn't necessarily see coming but I am so excited by the final result, as I hope you will be too!! The new issue is available for subscription and purchase in our shop, along with a special little surprise. Read More
The new issue of Pure Green is imminent and it's all about food. We're so excited to present it to you, it should start to hit mailboxes and stores soon! I'd like to keep the PGM blog more relevant to each issue's theme, and as part of that effort we're introducing a mini-series on some our favourite cookbooks, new and old (there are some real goodies out there!). First up is a brand new cookbook by Rohan Anderson, who pens a well-loved blog by the same name, Whole Larder Love (WLL). Rohan seems like a great character - I may have the opportunity to meet him in person this winter and I really hope that comes true. WLL, in all it's incarnations, is inspired by Rohan's quest to find a better way to eat. He sees an inherent fault in our modern food system (such as food that travels thousands of miles to reach your plate) and has set about finding ways to set that right for he and his family. He's learned to garden, forage, fish and hunt and invites you along for the ride—he's wonderfully honest and asks that we all own up to the ways in which we acquire food, even if it's in ways that might make you uncomfortable at first. Read More
The Pure Green blog has been a little quiet lately, I apologize. We've all been super hard at work finalizing the NEW ISSUE (hooray!!!), and as we such a small team, it takes all hands on deck to do that. We're in the proofing stages now, stay tuned for sneak peeks in the coming days. As we get back into the swing of things, we wanted to introduce you to Spruce Collective, a wonderful little handmade, vintage, and craft shop in Abbotsford, BC. They were kind enough to share photos of their recent grand opening—the shop looks beautiful and we're honoured to have Pure Green available there. Read More
In our last issue we were so pleased and proud to have Aran Goyoaga contribute to our Tools of the Trade feature, a fun little sneak peek into the professional lives of great people that serves as the closing feature each issue—the above image is from the feature, it's amazing how much different it looks in layout! Aran is incredibly talented in the kitchen and behind the lens, and her work to produce great, gluten-free food and promote the diversity and deliciousness available in gluten-free cooking is truly amazing. For the last few years Aran has been working on a special treat, a book that compiles her recipes in a beautiful format, inviting you to relish each page and try each recipe! Her book is almost here and you can pre-order it from a variety of places, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble—mine is on the way and I cannot wait! Read More
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