One Aware explores what it means to live mindfully today
Our new endeavor is a print magazine that invites you to stop and wonder, to get up close and personal, asking all of the intimate questions for which there are only answers deep inside you.
This magazine has been created to explore our journeys towards a more mindful and sustainable future. In each issue of One Aware the contributors will share thoughts on life and well-being, their struggles, and how they deal with them. It is our hope to inspire you to embark on your journey towards awareness. Our ethos is to design and curate a magazine that is free from clutter. We have avoided gender-marketed content that tries to tell you what you'll find or feel on your journey, because that journey is, well, yours!
In the current issue
For issue 002 - Origins, we challenged our contributors to write about the origins of what is dear to them, from the changing habits of our generation, to life itself; from one's personality, to our plastic pollution crisis. We sit down to discuss how the news of a small but inoperable brain tumour sets in motion a number of changes in how someone approaches life. We talk about being shaped by the way others perceive you; and communicating emotion through music. In this issue's art features, we explore how the birthplace of a piece of art impacts its subject and relationship with its audience, firstly in street art with renowned artist Vhils, and secondly by the use of self-made supplies with Emily Tapp.
What our readers are saying
Catarina M. says:
“A sustainable and vegan friendly magazine which explores the journey towards a more mindful and sustainable future! It’s full of raw, touching and honest articles… This is exactly how magazines should be these days.”
"This weekend I finally finished reading One Aware magazine 1st issue. This is a really fascinating read unlike nothing I have read before, with a really unique take on sustainability throughout. The magazine really made me stop and take the time to read properly and absorb the detail without wanting to skip a word, both enjoyable and thought provoking."
John C. says:
“I’d given up on magazines filled with fluff, ads, and stupid articles. I actually read your publication. I mean, read! From avocados to refugees, I was enlightened and involved. There were specific phrases and observations I could have highlighted as being extremely insightful regarding life and attitude… The word millennial appeared several times, and as the father of two millennials, I worry. My basic point is that it was appropriate and interesting for anyone to read, whatever their age and background, and that is important. Best wishes and good luck!”
how is print sustainable?
Print magazines got a bad rep in the past few years when it comes to sustainability. We fully acknowledge this and worked to make One Aware as sustainable as possible. We have addressed all of the most common issues within publication (plastic coated paper, harsh chemical glues, toxic inks and air miles).
One Aware is:
- printed in uncoated paper from mixed recycled and FSC certified sources, meaning it doesn't have any plastic in it
- bound with eco-friendly glue
- vegan, completely recyclable and compostable
- printed just outside of London to reduce its travel miles, at Pureprint: an award winning printer for their sustainability and the first certified carbon neutral printing company
You can become a contributor or submit your work to our next issue, themed Origins. Read more about contributing to One Aware.
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