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Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Spring 2015

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.

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4 min.
issue 27 spring 2015

ON THE COVER: Amanda Callan and Andrew Morris from Church Farm General Store PHOTO: Kate Holmes LOCATION: Church Farm General Store, Billinudgel, NSW For more on Amanda and Andrew and their unique converted home, visit page 92. style with substance! AT PEPPERMINT WE ARE COMMITTED TO PUTTING PROFITS BACK INTO VARIOUS SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A FAIRER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLACE THROUGH OUR FASHION CENTS PROGRAM. HOPE FOR HEALTH Hope for Health is an Indigenous health project based on Elcho Island, in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory – home to the Yolngu, one of Australia’s first peoples. Run by development organisation Why Warriors and partnering with One Health Organisation, Hope for Health aims to empower the local community by providing education, resources and workshops to help them achieve vibrant health through nutrition. Peppermint is…

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kateholmesphotographer.com.au KATE HOLMES photographer I’m a mama, dancer, yogi and freelance photographer from Bangalow, northern NSW. I am also an avid tree climber, leaf collector and admirer of the moon. Slow living means... staying in the moment and being aware of bird song, moon shine and the myriad of simple treasures life has to offer. shemakesmagic.com KOREN HELBIG writer I’m an Aussie freelance journalist based in Spain. I love honesty and authenticity, little acts of unexpected kindness and telling stories about passionate people doing good in the world. Slow living means...pausing regularly to check in with my heart and faithfully following its guidance, even down wildly unconventional paths. NICOLETTE JOHNSON photographer I’m a photographer who was born in England, raised in the American Southwest, and I now live and work in Brisbane. I am an avid appreciator of imperfection and…

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Bee ours... HOW WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU, DEAR READERS! YOUR KIND THOUGHTS AND WORDS – HOWEVER BIG OR SMALL – ARE WHAT INSPIRE US TO KEEP DOING WHAT WE LOVE. All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a Kitchen Collection Pack containing four patterned reusable beeswax wraps (worth $45) from Byron Baybased company Honeybee Wrap. Made by hand from organic cotton infused with local, natural beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil and natural tree gum, these brightly coloured additions to your kitchen will help you say ‘buzz off’ to plastic wrap, and are perfect for storing veggies, snacks and lunches in sustainable style! honeybeewrap.com.au GET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, As an art student and aspiring graphic designer, I was blown away by the incredible content in your magazine when I happened…

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PLASTER MASTER Brisbane’s Emily Engel discovered her talent for carving plasterboard when she was an art student, and later started Kuberstore so that she could sell her unique hand-carved plaster typography online. In response to popular demand, she now makes an exciting and unique range of nature-inspired homewares and jewellery from this surprisingly versatile material, including seedpod wall hangings, mobiles, nest sculptures and necklaces. kuberstore.com TREAD WISELY Em and Ivan, the clever Melbourne pair behind Tread & Pedals, are giving old bicycle parts stylish second lives. They repurpose everything from cogs and chains to wheel spokes and inner tubes, using hand tools to transform the parts into items such as cufflinks, clocks, jewellery, keyrings and belts that are perfect for the keen cyclist in your life. Inspired by contemporary design, nature and their shared…

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peppermint loves yevu

“There are hundreds and thousands of prints, each one with its own story” After living and working in the Ghanian capital for 12 months, political economist Anna Robertson couldn’t wait to bring armfuls of the ubiquitous textiles back home to Sydney to share with her friends. Sensing an opportunity to introduce authentic wax prints to a larger audience while supporting local industry, she went a few steps further, partnering with a team of tailors to form Yevu – a socially responsible menswear and womenswear label sold through pop-up shops in Australia and abroad. “Wax printing was an import of the Dutch,” Anna explains, “but the Ghanaians have adopted it and made it their own.” The technique is based on batik relief printing, where wax is applied to cotton in intricate patterns before…

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green scene

on wings of waste LONDON-BORN, SYDNEY-BASED INSURANCE BROKER AND COMMERCIAL PILOT JEREMY ROWSELL IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY: THIS OCTOBER, HE’LL FLY SOLO FROM SYDNEY TO LONDON IN AN AIRCRAFT POWERED BY PLASTIC WASTE THAT’S BEEN CONVERTED INTO FUEL. Determined to reduce pollution in our oceans, Jeremy has teamed up with Australian not-for-profit Ocean Ambassadors to raise money in support of their efforts to educate small island nations about plastic waste. With the help of UK company Cynar’s innovative plastic-to-fuel technology and the support of David Attenborough, Jeremy’s preparing for the flight of a lifetime. What was your inspiration for the ‘On Wings of Waste’ trip? I was amazed by the courage of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm flying the Pacific and Bert Hinkler flying from London…