Peppermint Magazine

Issue 51 - Spring 2021

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

1 min
one tree planted for every new peppermint subscription.

let’s plant the future When it comes to the fight against climate change, every tree – and every action – matters. That’s why we’ve partnered with non-profit environmental charity One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every Peppermint subscription sold. Because, although the problems our world faces may seem overwhelming, we know we can work together to create real, lasting change – one tiny seedling at a time. Now, when you take out a subscription, you’ll be helping to plant trees in vulnerable communities around the world, including North America, Indonesia, the Amazon rainforest and Australia. The simple act of planting trees helps to restore biodiversity, support reforestation, protect endangered wildlife, provide sustainable jobs and income and, crucially, store carbon from the atmosphere in a bid to prevent global temperatures rising…

5 min
editor-in-chief’s letter

Remember how last year’s motto was the Japanese roller-coaster rule, “Please scream inside your heart”? Well, while I’m not convinced 2020 has actually ended, I recently stumbled on an updated version. At an Olympics press conference, Seiko Hashimoto – president of the Tokyo 2020 Games – outlined the new guidelines: “People can feel joy in their hearts, but they can’t be loud.” I’m writing this letter from yet another lockdown, and I’ve got a lot of feels that I’d like to express – very loudly – but they’re not really words I can commit to print (and I’m ironically cursing our limited swearing policy). How are you coping, dear readers? I’m not ok at all, thanks for asking. The relentless march of the virus, coupled with ongoing lockdowns and restrictions – and…

5 min
penny for your thoughts

with love Letterbox goodies for you from FABRIC OF HUMANITY All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a lush natural dye kit, valued at $92, from Geelong-based social enterprise Fabric of Humanity. Supporting rural Indian designers and artisans, Fabric of Humanity creates sustainable employment opportunities with its range of natural dyes and textiles. The kit features five natural-dye extracts in earthy hues – cutch, Himalayan rhubarb, lac, madder and marigold – all ethically sourced through a decentralised supply chain. dear peppermint I’m a longtime reader, new subscriber. I’ve been overseas studying my masters since August 2020 and Peppermint has been a little portal back home for me. Since I can’t come home to visit, it’s been extra precious to be reminded of home and I decided to subscribe. Peppermint slows me down…

6 min

THAT’S A KEEPER! After a tumultuous 18 months that have seen markets cancelled and makers locked down across the country, we heartily recommend you hop onto The Finders Keepers virtual marketplace and check out the wares from lots of lovely stallholders who usually exhibit in-person. Featuring everything from ceramics and jewellery to homewares, stationery and clothing, it’s the perfect platform to pick up a treat as you support a small business – such as prints from lino-legends Little Rowan Redhead and colourful statement pieces from Love Astrid. GET YOUR KICKS If you’re a keen-as-a-bean runner, then on your marks, jogging pals, because this shoe is actually made from castor beans! Sold via a subscription model, Cyclon’s high-performance running shoe is made entirely of this humble legume, zero waste and 100% recyclable – simply…

1 min
give back: groundswell giving

Why did you see a need for Groundswell? When we launched Groundswell in February 2020, megafires were raging from coast to coast. For so many of us, these fires were a profound wakeup call: we are living on the frontline of the climate crisis here in Australia, and our lives and livelihoods are under immediate threat from inaction. We knew there was no shortage of passionate people, deeply concerned about the climate crisis and wanting to fund action, but many were unsure about how or where to make the biggest impact. We could also see there was no shortage of brilliant climate advocacy work out there, ready to scale up and create impact, but most organisations were restricted by a critical lack of funding. We created Groundswell to join the dots…

1 min
good gifts: mettle women inc

Can you explain the Mettle concept? Mettle was created as a way of assisting women facing homelessness as a result of domestic and family violence, by establishing financial security when there were no safe options available to them. Our national gift delivery service is the mechanism that gets these courageous women back into the workforce and provides them, and their children, with the holistic support that they deserve. Why is telling these women’s stories such a crucial part of your business? We’re only successful because our business model was created in collaboration with survivors around Australia. Their input ensured we built a business that removed all of the barriers that they had faced in the past. Every woman we employ brings new experiences and knowledge to the table and it’s crucial that we…