Women's Lifestyle
Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Autumn 2017

Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty, diversity, social entrepreneurs and more, it was created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate design and creativity, but also care about social and environmental issues and things that matter. With diverse, carefully curated content and beautiful photography – including fashion profiles and shoots, inspiring and informative editorials, and thought-provoking features – Peppermint is a celebration of all that’s good in our changing world.

Peppermint Magazine
Read More
$11(Incl. tax)
$33(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
editor-in-chief’s letter

ISSUE 33 AUTUMN 2017 A few months ago my husband and I started doing an audit of our living situation – a financial audit initially, which quite quickly turned into a personal one. We have been contemplating buying a house and nothing makes you take a good hard look at your life values more than looking at the latest real estate prices. We currently rent a fairly big house that is filled with a lot of stuff. So. Much. Stuff. Buying in the area (and fitting in the aforementioned stuff) would mean either taking out a mortgage for 300 years or significantly downsizing. I would love to reduce our footprint, despite the fact that the thought of squashing six of us into a shoebox that suits our lofty ideals and anythingbut-…

4 min.

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU, DEAR READERS. All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a couple’s set of 100% bamboo fibre biodegradable products from Brisbane’s Under The Green Fig Tree. Each set includes two dinner sets, two on-the-go coffee cups, and two toothbrushes, worth $86. Time for a picnic! underthegreenfigtree.com.au GET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM dear peppermint Dear Peppermint, Upon opening my subscription I will be honest and say I was completely confronted by your cover photo. Even though I ‘say’ real women should be on the front of magazines and I share pictures celebrating all bodies, I was truly shocked to see it on the front page of your magazine. It was interesting how my logical mind liked the picture a lot but my subconscious has been so well trained over time to…

8 min.

WIN! GET THE DRIFT If you look for jewellery that tells a story, you’ll love Spindrift – a nature-inspired range that aims to fuel your inner wanderlust and transport you to places you’ve not yet been. Prioritising the use of recycled materials, including recycled sterling silver and handcollected sea glass, alongside a fully traceable supply chain, the Sydney-based company was founded by British-Australian designer Natasha Wakefield and is a proud member of 1% For The Planet. spindriftcollections.com Win one of three Swell Lines rings worth $55 each! Email your details to yesplease@peppermintmag.com by 14 May 2017 with ‘Spindrift’ in the subject line. seeking adventure Exploring the outdoors is about connecting with nature, so it makes sense to kit yourself out with gear that respects the earth. This Sydney-based company offers sturdy but stylish basics, including stainless…

3 min.
peppermint loves post sole studio

“ We are very lucky because there are still people who worked in this industry around Melbourne who are happy to drop into the factory and help us maintain the machinery or teach us skills and processes” But with the 1970s came a reduction in tariffs, leaving the local industry struggling to compete with off-shore production’s lower costs and larger outputs. That didn’t stop designermakers Myra Spencer and Breeze Powell from launching their own Abbotsford footwear factory in 2014. These talented cordwainers produce unisex high-fashion footwear for their own brand Post Sole Studio, while also manufacturing shoes for local and international labels like Melbourne’s Kuwaii and New Zealand’s Penny Sage. “I grew up in Brunswick and one of our neighbours was a bootmaker,” Myra says of her initial fascination with the craft.…

3 min.
our finest hour

Ten years on, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, celebrated in more than 172 countries and 7000+ cities. Far more than just a symbolic hour of darkness, Earth Hour has sparked tangible positive change for our planet, helping protect marine parks, plant forests and ban plastic bags. Ahead of this year’s 10th anniversary event at 8.30pm on March 25, organiser and WWF-Australia chief executive officer Dermot O’Gorman tells us more. What’s the aim of Earth Hour? When millions of homes, buildings and landmarks turn off their lights during Earth Hour, the simple action is symbolic but very powerful. It really brings communities together to show their support for a low pollution, clean energy future. We also encourage people to go “beyond the hour”, with projects and…

3 min.
behind the mask

After three months of sunshine and air conditioning, chances are your skin’s feeling a little on the sensitive side. But we can help you mask the problem, so to speak. No matter what your dermatological drama, from clogged pores to redness, we’ve found a face mask to help restore your visage to virtuoso condition. These all-natural and chemical-free concoctions will bring more than a smile to your face, so get ready to pamper your pores in time for the cooler months. ACURE MAGICAL WONDERFLUFF Don’t be fooled by the whimsical name – this mask means business. An overnight hydrating booster laden with argan and gardenia stem cells, chlorella and argan oil, Wonderfluff is suitable for all skin types. “Wait, stem cells?” I hear you cry. “Aren’t they grown in labs?” Actually, plant stem…