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Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Winter 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.

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In this issue

3 min.
editor-in-chief’s letter

ISSUE 34 WINTER 2017 Fashion is frivolous, right? I would tend to argue the opposite. I distinctly remember an incident from the early days of spruiking Peppermint at a local festival. “It’s about sustainable and ethical fashion,” I nervously mumbled to a man who showed a teeny scrap of interest. “I’m not into fashion,” he replied dismissively, walking off after I earnestly pointed out that he was wearing clothes, so was actually ‘into’ fashion whether he thought so or not. (Spoiler: he didn’t buy a magazine.) However, the fact is we are all into fashion, every single one of us – inextricably tied together by the threads that bind our clothing, the industry, the history and the many people who make our garments. Because at the end of the day, at…

1 min.

peppermint gives back At Peppermint we are committed to supporting social and environmental charities. For this issue Peppermint is donating $300 to Oxfam’s Zimbabwe appeal, which is working to provide food and water to a population facing an urgent hunger crisis. See our feature on page 70 to read more. PEPPERMINT CHARITY CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE: $15,300 PEPPERMINT IS PROUDLY CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL BY CLIMATEFRIENDLY.COM Peppermint is printed in Sydney at Offset Alpine Printing – an Environment ISO 14001-accredited company – using Australian-made, 50% recycled, PEFC- and carbon neutral-Certified paper from well-managed forests that comply with environmentally sustainable practices.…

4 min.
dear peppermint

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU, DEAR READERS. All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a La Mav Lift and Firm Organic Beauty Kit – containing Hibiscus Extract Ultra-Lift Crème, Vit-C Advanced Nightly Repair Nectar, Firming Eye Lotion and an Argania Extract Lift and Firm Serum sample, worth $119. Enjoy! lamav.comGET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, I bought your magazine at the airport on my way to Tasmania for a holiday. I have never read it before but the cover appealed to me so I grabbed it. Little did I know what a profound affect it would have on me. Reading about locally made, ethical and sustainable fashion coincided with markets in Hobart, and boutique stores selling handmade and ethical goods in Launceston. Reading about ‘sociable weavers’ coincided with planning permits for our…

8 min.

FILL IN THE BLANKS If you’re a fan of simple, block colour basics you’ll love AS Colour – producers of ethically made clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Working closely with hand-picked manufacturers who adhere to AS Colour’s strict code of conduct – a manifesto that insists on safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions – the company in turn provides each factory with a guaranteed regular income. Offering everything from tees, dresses and sweatshirts to belts, bags and socks, each piece is blank and refreshingly logo-free – so whether you’re keen to customise or looking to build a capsule wardrobe that stands the test of time, these guys have you covered. ascolour.com.au made for walking Is your winter wardrobe in dire need of some warm boots that won’t fall apart in…

2 min.
label love little tienda

Wearing a piece of clothing that has taken the maker weeks or even months to create is something that still makes me smile Fast forward to 2012 and Em, now settled in Brisbane with young ones of her own, decided to take the “deep connection and love for the traditional crafts of Mexico” that kept drawing her back to the country and turn it into a business. Em’s Little Tienda label draws on the handiwork of artisans in Latin America and beyond to create a wardrobe fit for Australian women like her. “As a mother of four small folk, I want to feel like me every day, even on the days that are full of giving and doing for others,” Em explains of her vision for the brand. “Little Tienda is for…

3 min.
surplus superstars

Opening in a Sydney retail space donated by property group Toga, the OzHarvest Market rescues perfectly edible food that supermarkets and food retailers are unable to sell – think food that’s past its display-by date, has defunct packaging or was incorrectly ordered. Operating with a ‘take what you need, give what you can’ business model, the market provides food to the general public and vulnerable people in need while reducing food waste. With queues regularly spilling out of the door and plans to stay open for as long as the space is available, OzHarvest’s Fiona Nearn tells us more... What kinds of things are available at the market, and who shops there? The produce changes depending on what’s been rescued, but ranges from dry goods like pasta, rice, sauces, lentils, nuts, snacks…