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Awakening, wake up the softest love deep in your heart and lead the fashion and non-violent culture！
Awakening, a Shanghai organic vegetable living house, finally opened up on July 24th after pressing but creative redecoration.
Awakening Shanghai is a culture salon for fashion vegetarians to have physical and mental relaxation which combines clothing, house furnishing, general merchandise, greenhouse, vegetarian bar, vegetarian cuisine and organic food supermarket. The celebrants who attended the ceremony are from Friends of Nature, Shanghai Veggie Club, BIOFarm, China vegan.com as well as various guests who are interested in animal protection and vegetarian.
Based on the idea of love animals, love health and love home, Awakening carefully designed every detail from shop decoration to products for sale.
The white bamboo couches and bamboo chairs sitting in the open-air bar of Awakening, after recycling and coating by eco-friendly paint, have their elegance and charm. In the same area, black and yellow floor made of abandoned railroad crosstie was soaked with hot tung oil, holding a style just as the personality of the founder of Awakening, Mr.Jing : honesty and firm.
The old-fashioned tables and chairs in and out of the house look fresh, clean, simple and tasteful, reminding people of the passing time.
There is neither noise nor firework flaming in the ceremony. Instead, smell of flowers in the hall, smiling faces and the atmosphere of warm and happiness prevailed at the open ceremony.
Left of the gate is a pure vegetarian bar, where all the organic drinks are developed by Awakening. Today, Awakening especially prepare various home-made food(cake, coconut milk, wheatgrass juice, fruit enzyme etc.) for guests to taste for free, which are more than delicious! Moreover, all the plates and cups are made of aboriginal bamboos.
At the right corner of the hall there is organic foods showcases where soy ham, organic rice, dry fruits, cakes and cookies without additives are exhibited. All the foods deliver the identity of Vegan brand. The organic vegetables from BIOFarm also look fresh and tasty.
The Awakening vegan insists using the non-GMO vegetable oil and organic vegetables regardless of the cost. Look at these delious and beautiful vegetarian dishes.
The skin care products at the general merchandise showcases are made without animals. The roller paper are eco-friendly recycle paper not bleached. The organic soaps look just like famous Shanghai Songjiang cake, almost wishing I could have a bite of it! And the tea sets, pen containers, bowls and chopsticks reveal the elegant taste of the founder of Awakening.
在轻柔的背景音乐“ 醒来我的爱 ”乐声中，嘉宾们跟随讲解员“乐活素超人” 穿过大厅来到了二楼梯口，楼梯亦是由废弃枕木砌成，素食艺术家阿拉兔设计的各式竹编灯饰发出柔和的光彩，楼梯第一组灯饰壁画是由国外JONAS MERIAN设计的。。。第二组壁画是由素食艺术者与色女郎的作品。
In the melody of Wake Up My Love, the guests followed the explainer LOHAS vegetable Superman upstairs. The stairs are also made of abandoned railroad crosstie. The various bamboo lamps designed by vegetarian artist Alatoy shined softly. The first fresco of lamps are designed by Jonas Merian and the second is by vegerian artist Lady Yuse.
瞧这些废弃饼干盒、热水瓶、啤酒瓶。。。在魔术师JONAS MERIAN的巧手编排下，竟然变成了如此别致的壁灯与壁画! JONAS MERIAN说：他的艺术创作主题就是变废为宝，这些废品捡来时可脏啦，为了还原其原貌，不得不化很多时间去小心的清洗。。。
Take a look at these disposed cookie box, thermos and beer bottles, they turned into such unique wall lamps and frescos thanks to wonderful design of magician Jonas Merian. He said the his design theme was trash to treasure. So he had to spend lots of time cleaning these dirty used stuff, so as to revive them.
二楼的主题是唤觉品牌服饰，从衣服、包袋到帽子、鞋子，无一不深深地烙上动物保护与环保的概念。衣架上与模特们身着全部是没有丝绸、羊毛、皮草、皮革的高档棉麻质地服装，飘逸、自然、舒适，有着天人合一的随性。这一切无一不体现出热爱自然，热爱动物，抵制一切动物制品 love animal的鲜明主题!
Second floor is all about Awakening clothes. And what is noteworthy is that all the apparel are animal and environmental friendly, whatever bags or shoes, no exception. None are made of silk, wool, fur or leather but of best cotton. They are comfortable and nature just like the theme of love nature, love animals and resist animal products.
Each item of Awakening clothes is distinct from other city vogues. Being natural and casual, they are made truly by heart. From the delicate jeans to the T shirt with splendid design and organic cotton, they all indicate the perfect lifestyle of love and art.
Mr. Jing said, dyeing, printing, especially the washing of jeans, every step of making Awakening clothes has been considered in a environmental-protecting way. New technology has been used to reduce the water pollution and unnecessary waste. Wearing Awakening clothes will make you feel at ease and justified.
Left to the door of second floor are Japanese tatami and study room. Grassmats, futons, cushions, bamboo screens, tea room with old camphorwood cases and old tea tables, lamps made of bamboo chips, door curtains and sofa cushions made of old bathroom curtains and pollution free dyed linen. All of them explore the new concept of the inventor which is to use more bamboo which grow fast and less paper to protect the forest.
LOHAS Vegetable Superman said the place used to be bathhouse and Awakening reuse the original doors, ground tiles etc. It is too difficult to reuse the materials which cost more than new one. The decoration workers had two strikes even. Thanks to the support from the decoration team led by Mr. Liang.
All the materials used in the decoration of Awakening are recycle materials. The woods are not whole piece of woods but pressed by chips. The paintings are crude oil coatings. That’s why there is no unpleasant smell in the new decoration house.
It is a special style but fashion of the decoration in Awakening with grey and white as theme. All the materials of animal products, stone products and wood products are replaced. This is how Awakening insists for ten years to protect the environment. Awakening culture will step to a new milestone.
While walking in the Awakening, I was immersed in a joyous and peaceful atmosphere of love. The word Awakening comes from the English word Awake. Awakening is awaking the softest love in people’s heart and leading more fashion people towards environment protection and a new lifestyle: be merciful in heart, love all lives, and do no harm to others. It is guiding people into a new era with a macro, advanced, fashion, non-violence culture.
Wish the organic, vegetarian and environmental protection concept of Awakening is in full bloom in Shanghai！ We love you, Awakening！
Having suffered from all the difficulties, driving through all these days and nights, finally Awakening completed its brilliant decoration. Superman was so excited, couldn’t help himself hugging Mr. Jing who stood at the bar humbly and Mr. Liang who was still persuading the workers to use the chips. I didn’t catch a chance to take a photo of Mr.Jing, so I had to snatch one from Superman’s weibo. If I didn’t say, can you tell the gentleman with white scarf on his head is a founder and artist of vevetarian and environmental protection who has worked on every details？
Featurette Two： when counting down to the trial openning, the GM became the painter.
If you want to meet the young ang beautiful GM Miss Lou Enxi, catch her up in Awakening studio —No.432, Dagu road, Jing’an district,Shanghai！