It's Friday... Treat Yourself

TEXT by Celine MacKay | PHOTOGRAPHS by Print Subscriptions are finally here!!


Finally…. oh it feels good to write this!!! My hands a little shaky, and I can feel my heart racing – I and the whole Pure Green team have been waiting for this moment a long time – PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!! (That felt good!) As you can see from the images in this post (I do realize how much of a tease they are!!!), last week my team and I received mock-ups of what Pure Green Magazine will look like. The weight of it, how it will feel in your hands, the silk of the paper. How it falls open in your lap, how easily the pages turn, the quality. In short, I couldn’t be more delighted. This has been a long road my friends, a very exciting one mind you, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. Roadblocks? Yes. But I can safely say that this is one of the most exciting moments of my life. Seriously. As of this moment you can subscribe and receive 4 fabulous issues of Pure Green Magazine in your mailbox.Your support of our magazine is so very dearly appreciated. It’s not easy being an indie publisher and the only thing that keeps us going is you. Plain and simple. Please show your support by purchasing a subscription and tell all your friends and family! We know you’re going to love it!! IT’S FRIDAY!!! TREAT YOURSELF!

Over the past year I’ve received countless requests for print – it was a carefully considered decision, but even I cannot refute how satisfying a printed magazine feels in your hands.  That said, what you will receive is much more than your average magazine. It’s quite bookish really. We take great care when creating content for Pure Green, making sure that it’s timeless, not too trendy or seasonal. The idea is that you will be able to go back to it again and again. It’s meant to be displayed, collected and treasured. In light of that, we took extra steps to make sure the magazine itself would be of the highest quality. Here’s what you can expect:

112 Pages + Cover, 8.25 x 10.875”

100% Post Consumer Recycled Stock, Uncoated

Full Colour, Offset, Vegetable Based Ink, Aqueous Coating on Cover

Perfect Bound

Not only did we carefully choose finishes, we made sure the finished product meets all of our eco standards too. The paper is manufactured in Canada, and besides being 100% post-consumer recycled, it was made using biodiesel too! The print shop we’re using is based in Toronto. They are FSC and Ecologo certified and have made some great steps to reduce their carbon footprint. You’ll be able to read a little more about our forests, paper production, recycling and more about our paper in the next issue.

The magazines will ship at the end of November. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer and closer!!








(If you look really closely at the above image, you can see little bumps that look like dots. Those are actually teensy indents in the paper, which is how you get a satin sheen on uncoated paper. The high points catch the light giving the page a soft sheen.)


Photo Credit: Ever Images