Women's Lifestyle
Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Summer 2016

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.
editor-in-chief’s letter

ISSUE 32 SUMMER 2016 Oh body image, you complicated, messed-up thing, you! It’s a subject I feel very passionate about – I don’t think I know any woman in my life who isn’t affected by it negatively in some form or another. Our bodies are these incredible, intricate, awe-inspiring machines of creation that we should worship and be humbled by: that carry us through life and house all the important bits – our hearts, our minds and our souls. How amazing is it that these vessels help us dance, hike across new countries, squeeze our children and touch our loved ones; they gift us the joy of tasting our favourite food, the feeling of wind in our hair and the scent of spring flowers. They are responsible for the endorphin rush of…

1 min.

JO HOBAN writer I’m a writer and editor focused on art, design and healthy, creative lifestyles. I’m also just a little bit smitten with clay. What would you say to your body? I’m grateful to my body for its ongoing collaborative exchange with my mind and soul. And for generally carrying me through this weird and wonderful adventure that is life! NATALIE MCCOMAS photographer I’m a freelance photographer based out of sunny Queensland. My background is in social documentary photography and I regularly shoot personal projects in my spare time. What would you say to your body? I’m grateful for being able to experience this world with all my senses, especially my eyesight, as well as my general good health. KATHERINE SCHULTZ photographer I’m a 22-year-old photographer who cuddles babies and attends weddings for a living. I’m a…

4 min.
say hello...

All writers published in next issue’s Letterbox will receive a stunning sarong and bag gift set from chic beachwear brand Alexandria Main. Based in South East Queensland, this elegant label specialises in ethically made coverups and bags that’ll have you looking ever-so-stylish by the seaside. Each set includes a gorgeous hand-blocked cotton sarong, and a striking black-and-white chequered beach bag with matching bag tassel, worth $105. Made in Cambodia and Thailand by skilled seamstresses, these beautiful beachside accessories are the ultimate in summer holiday style! alexandriamain.com GET IN TOUCH ATHELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, I am on a weekend getaway to Tassie while writing this. I treated myself to this magazine for a good read. I’ve just accepted a new job offer and while it is exciting, it is also terrifying. It’s a new adventure…

8 min.

Win! CRYSTAL CLEAR If you like your necklaces fine-chained, your pendants precious and your earrings elegant, YCL Jewellery’s delicate and dainty bling will be just your thing. These adornments are about more than just aesthetics – Creative Director Fabienne is a big believer in the power of crystals, and all YCL creations are designed to help you manifest your goals and banish negative energy; they’re also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Fabienne designs every piece in her Gold Coast studio, and YCL’s ethical manufacturing process takes place in India in the capable hands of talented craftsmen. ycljewels.com Win a Constellation Disc Necklace worth $120! Email your details to yesplease@peppermintmag.com by 12 February 2017 with ‘YCL Jewels’ in the subject line. in the bag Stepping up the accessories games is Felicity Cooney and her handcrafted leather sandals and…

4 min.
peppermint loves melbourne apparel co.

“ Milling our own fabrics in Melbourne is a unique process. We work hand-in-hand with the technical team to recreate heritage fabrics and invent new ones.” But then production went offshore. Prices dropped. So did quality. And a throwaway culture developed. Fast fashion became ingrained in our purchasing habits. But Mark Pereira is trying to change this mindset. He’s founded Melbourne Apparel Co. – a conscious clothing brand producing minimalist cotton basics and denim for women and men, with the intention to use business as a platform to inspire solutions for environmental change. Mark’s first foray into denim was while working for Nobody Denim, where he gained an understanding of production standards within Australia and around the world, and the level (or lack) of consideration around sustainability within a supply chain. “Nobody still…

4 min.
leaps and bounds

That’s why this enterprising pair is sending 76 women scientists to Antarctica on an incredible research expedition called Homeward Bound. The project not only intends to raise awareness about the lack of women in leadership roles, but for its participants to collaborate on finding solutions for a more sustainable future. Fabian explains the rationale behind Homeward Bound and what they’re hoping it can achieve... What’s the aim of the Homeward Bound expedition? As well as the astonishing Antarctic expedition, Homeward Bound will be a 10-year outreach initiative that promotes women with a science background into positions of leadership affecting policy around the sustainability of our planet. This initiative aims to increase the visibility, leadership capability, strategic skill and engagement of 1000 women with a science background in order to influence policy and…