Dec
10

Eco Style | Jenna Rose

Posted By:Celine
Last week I shared with you Grace Designs, a new discovery from this year's Toronto One of a Kind show. This week I'm sharing an old favourite, Jenna Rose, who just happened to have some gorgeous new designs I wanted to share. Jenna's designs are all hand-drawn then screenprinted onto a mix of hemp and organic cotton using water based, non-toxic inks. Take a peek, these lovely goods are all available in Jenna's Etsy shop. Read More
Dec
7
Nestled in the Pedras Salgadas forest and nature reserve in Portugal sits this quiet little eco-resort, which consists of seven cabins spread throughout the forest. Designed to exist in harmony with nature, the cabins utilize smart modern and efficient building techniques using natural materials... Read More
Dec
6
Last week I had the pleasure of going to the One of a Kind show in Toronto - it's always a highlight for me, a sign that Christmas is near. I absolutely love strolling the aisles, meeting new artisans and finding treasures among the masses. This year I fell in love with Grace Designs, a Toronto accessories brand created by designer Alison Gledhill. The bags are made using vintage/upcycled kimonos, a fabulous use of this traditionally bright and interesting fabric. Read More
Dec
3

Christmas Subscriptions

Posted By:Celine
Christmas is just around the corner and I wanted to share this sweet little Christmas card created by Bess Callard, PGM's resident illustrator. Magazine subscriptions are a gift that keeps on giving, bringing enjoyment all year round - all gift subscriptions will arrive with this unique postcard with a lovely little note on the back, making sure they know it's from you. Support small, independent magazines and spread a little green with style along with some holiday cheer. Read More
Nov
29

Eco Baby | A New Column

Posted By:Celine
Well, we have big news! I've been hanging on to it for six months now, but my shyness is out of the way AND it feels plenty safe to share at this point... the PGM family is about to get a teensy bit bigger! Jonathan (our Food Editor) and I are having a baby! Of course I'm sure there's not a couple in history that hasn't gone into this with a little apprehension, but so far so good. I've cruised through the first 5 months a lot quicker than I thought and am starting into the 6th with a teensy bit of 'Holy moly this is really happening' running through my brain. Amongst balancing producing and managing Pure Green, the baby's room has slowly, very slowly, been taking shape. Being that I do my very best to surround myself with non-toxic and eco-friendly products every day, it goes without saying that I'll take this approach with my wee one too. In fact, I've made a pact with myself to have a plastic free baby and only choose non-toxic, natural materials. Now, a single trip to Babies R Us will tell you that this is no easy feat, but so far I've been able to find alternatives for a lot of things. And the rest? Chances are you don't even need it. There is SO much to say about the baby industry in terms of health and environment, so I thought it fun and relevant to start a series on the PGM blog called Eco Baby in which we'll share tips, ideas and products that fit the bill for a natural, healthy yet stylish little baby. As part of that series I'll share my progress creating a non-toxic baby's room, starting with the basics... the walls! Read More
Nov
26

Events | Holiday Flowers

Posted By:Celine
This past week we were delighted to collaborate with Anthropologie on their special Holi-DIY series, which was taking place in stores across Canada and the US. Ours took place at the Toronto Shops at Don Mills location - the store looked beautiful decked out in greenery for Christmas, the perfect backdrop for our event centering on holiday flower arranging. We enlisted the help of Alison Westlake of Coriander Girl, a fabulous flower shop located in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood on Queen Street West. Besides the opportunity to work with delightful and fragrant holiday greenery and blooms, we took the opportunity to share a little about WHY sustainable flowers are so important Read More
Nov
21
Annoucning our Woolly Pocket winner, Gabrielle. Read More
Nov
19
Today I'm sharing a really special recipe—it's a showstopping crowdpleaser that originally appeared in Pure Green Magazine's The Organic Kitchen, Volume 1 (in print), and we've decided to release it online because it's just that good. As the holidays are approaching you may be looking for stunning yet easy recipes to make, which is what inspired me to revisit this recipe. Jonathan, our Food Editor, created this dish for Pure Green Magazine as a deceptively simple yet extremely elegant dessert. The delicate flavour of honey and mascarpone cheese is perfectly complemented with the sweet fig and crunchy pistachio, a well-thought out and inspired combination that isn't too sweet, tastes light and leaves you satisfied. Read More
Nov
14
You might remember I had announced a series of Eco Read features with cookbooks in mind. Easily one of my favourite categories of books, there's so much inspiration to be had EVEN when you're married to an amazing chef. Some nights he doesn't feel like cooking, and while I don't mind the task, my mind isn't carried away with endless possibilities upon opening up the fridge door so I rely on my favourite cookbooks. With our latest issue of the magazine all about food, I thought it was apt to run a series featuring just a few of those cookbooks I love, both new and old. Today's pick is The Preservation Kitchen by Paul Virant & Kate Leahy. Read More
Nov
12
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
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