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Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Spring 2019

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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3 min
editor-in-chief’s letter

“It’s not a time to be despondent; it’s a time of great hope” ISSUE 43 SPRING 2019 It wasn’t hard to grasp the magnitude of the climate crisis after listening to former US Vice President Al Gore during the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training event, which I was lucky to be part of in Brisbane recently. Near the end of the two-and-a-half hour talk that was filled with more than 600 slides relentlessly depicting the devastating effects climate change has had on the world, Mr Gore’s voice had reached fever pitch. He brought home the inconvenient truth that we’re heading for a global catastrophe if we continue with business as usual. There’s no easy way to say it; we’ve tiptoed around this issue for far too long and now the elephant in…

1 min
peppermint gives back

At Peppermint we’re committed to supporting social and environmental charities. For our Spring Issue Peppermint is donating $250 to Seven Women, which pays for one child to attend school for one year – covering the fees, textbooks, stationery, uniform, school lunches and more. PEPPERMINT CHARITY CONTRIBUTIONS AS OF AUGUST 2019: $20,576 Peppermint is now proudly offsetting its carbon emissions through the Carbon Neutral Australian Gold Standard-Certified Reforestation Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Project. This reforestation project works with Traditional Owners in revegetating over 10,000 hectares of degraded farmland with native trees and shrubs for carbon sequestration, in one of only 35 globally recognised biodiversity ‘hotspots’. Aboriginal inclusion and participation also extends to cultural heritage surveys of land pre-planting, resulting in five aboriginal heritage sites being registered with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Peppermint is printed…

1 min

We have to apologise every time someone tries our tea. It&s not because our tea isn&t ethical. Since 2009, our tea collection has been a rare find in Australia, being both fully Fairtrade and organic certified. It&s not because our silky tea pyramidsaren&t environmentally responsible. We paid extra for our plastic-free, corn fibre teabag fabric so you can enjoy a beautiful cup of tea knowing you&re nourishing your body and protecting the environment. It&s also not because our tea may look like pretty packaging and nothing more. On blind-testing, 2018 Golden Leaf Awards judges gave eight medals to Tielka. Two silver, six gold. And it&s not just the judges that like our tea. For the last ten years, our happy customers have enjoyed endless cups of organic tea-art, lovingly handcrafted, year in and year…

4 min
dear peppermint

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU, DEAR READERS. All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a stunning Luna & Rose ‘Shall We Dance?’ shell necklace made from recycled silver, valued at $79! With its beautiful beachinspired charm and fine silver chain, this necklace combines effortless elegance with dreamy holiday vibes, and is lovingly hand-made in a closed loop system by artisans in Bali. lalunarose.com GET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your Winter 2019 issue – everything inside its crisp cover felt like it was written just for me and my interests. All the articles in this issue were targeting my current thoughts, and the recipes for cauliflower fritters and DIY soap were just what I needed! The article on perfectionism especially resonated with…

9 min

CHOP AND CHANGE Produced in their studios in Italy, France and the US using only natural, renewable and non–petroleum-based materials, Machete’s range of acetate rings, earrings, combs and hair clips has rightly gained a cult following across the globe. The perfect thing to jazz up the simplest of outfits, you can choose your own adventure from an array of simple, slim hairclips, 80s-style claw clips, statement chunky rings or the brand’s signature tortoiseshell hoops. Despite their hardy jewellery coming with a lifetime guarantee, Machete also offers a recycling program should you tire of your pieces (or your pair of earrings accidentally becomes a sad single, sob), giving customers store credit for all items returned directly to them. shopmachete.com or staplestoreshop.com LET THERE BE LIGHT Sydney sustainable furniture and lifestyle brand Koskela is celebrating 10…

2 min
redressing the balance

Tell us about Thread Together… Millions of items of unsold, brand-new clothing are dumped by stores into landfill every year. As a society, we recognise that people need food and shelter – however, we often don’t realise people also need basic clothing. Many Australians don’t have access to a warm winter jumper, comfortable, waterproof shoes or even a clean pair of underwear. Clothing doesn’t just protect us from the elements – it also helps shape our confidence, dignity and motivation, and that has the power to turn lives around. Thread Together offers a socially responsible way for the fashion world to donate their end-of-line stock to those in our community going through a tough time, as well as generate a win for the environment. How does it work? We collect the stock and…