The magazine of material culture

by Rachel Miller

When Oliver Sweatman and his partner Emily Doyle launched the Ursa Major skincare line in 2010, the two were responding to a challenge that many all-natural cosmetic lines had previously failed to overcome: sourcing ingredients responsibly without sacrificing effectiveness or quality.

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Atlas is a print magazine that centers on material culture. Each page of the publication tells a story of dedicated craftsmen. Through the current issue of Atlas, readers will journey with a salt harvester along the Oregon coast, discover secrets of single-malt Scotch makers, and adventure into abandoned buildings in search of vintage denim. Every mail-order issue has a clip from a weathered sea chart tucked inside. Read Issue 3