ZINIO logo

Peppermint Magazine Issue 45 - Autumn 2020

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.

Meer lezen
Peppermint Magazine
€ 6,25(Incl. btw)
€ 20,08(Incl. btw)
4 Edities

in deze editie

3 min
peppermint issue 45

There isn’t anything I can say right now that hasn’t already been said. I’m sure, like me, you’ve been glued to the news reports in horror – or worse, living through it in person – as this unprecedented bushfire season has literally ripped through our country and our lives, decimating everything in its path. We’ve all seen the terrifying blood-red images of families stranded on beaches, watched the heart-wrenching videos of koalas being rescued from charred landscapes, and heard the stories of the tireless volunteer firefighters, battling to protect our homes, our people and our towns. Alongside these stories, pre-empting them for many years, have been the words of the climate scientists, telling us again and again that our changing climate will contribute to hotter and drier conditions, resulting in…

3 min
penny for your thoughts

All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a Focus on Wellbeing gift pack from skincare brand Natio, valued at $140! Each pack includes a Focus On Scars & Cellulite skincare oil, Focus On Breathing pure essential oil blend, Focus On Defence pure essential oil blend, Focus On Sleep pure essential oil blend, Focus On Stress roll-on blend and Focus On Tension roll-on blend – all designed to enhance your wellbeing through the soothing, aromatic power of nature. natio.com.au dear peppermint My heart fluttered a little as I saw you lying there on the bed. The sun was peeking through the window, dusting your surface. I’d had a rough day, sick of the politics happening around me, and there you were. I ran my fingers along your edges. You felt heavier than…

8 min

SECOND NATURE Delicately crafted from recycled sterling silver, each piece of Tammy Lacy’s jewellery represents an element of the natural landscape that surrounds her home studio in central Victoria. Flowers, leaves, seedpods and gumnuts have all been interpreted in a playfully abstract style and brought to life with touches of enamel paint in a soft pastel palette, and Tammy creates everything by hand – a method that allows for beautiful and unique variations. With nature-inspired names such as Pink Gem Earrings, Firebird Brooch and Fuchsia Gum Necklace, these pieces sound just as lovely as they look! tammylacy.com A NEW LEAF Using only Australian clay and natural minerals and oxides throughout a range of cute homewares that includes dishes, plates, cups and the sweetest miniature house planters, Leaf & Co is a family-run business from…

2 min
good news

FULL CIRCLE Flat-pack big hitter IKEA has announced plans to become ‘climate positive’ by 2030 – meaning it will remove more greenhouse gases from the air than it produces. The global giant currently has an estimated climate footprint of 26.9 million tonnes CO2e8 – a huge 0.1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. With the majority coming from the extraction and processing of its materials, IKEA will make its products 100% circular – meaning they’ll be created using renewable and recycled materials; can be repurposed, repaired, reused and recycled; and carbon will be stored through forest management. PIONEER POWER THE TEAM BEHIND NETFLIX DOCO ‘OUR PLANET’ HAS PARTNERED WITH WWF TO PRODUCE ‘PIONEERS FOR OUR PLANET’ – A YOUTUBE SERIES SHOWCASING PEOPLE ACTIVELY STRIVING TO RESTORE NATURE. SMART DRESSER Australia’s first degree in sustainable…

1 min
fresh foodie finds

COMPOSTA garden & worm farm If food waste has you flustered, look no further than the nifty Composta for help. This BPA-free design is ideal for space-poor grow-your-own enthusiasts – with a top section for worms to munch away on your kitchen scraps, the lower ‘garden’ is the perfect, nutrient-rich place to grow a plethora of glorious herbs and soft-leaved veggies. composta.myshopify.com AUSSIE BREAD BAGS Aimed at combatting the one million plastic bread bags that enter Australian landfill every day, these NSW-made reusable cotton bread bags also help avoid the pesky mould that plastic can encourage! aussiebreadbags.com.au GAGA’S apple cider vinegar This Certified Organic, concentrate-free apple cider vinegar is produced in small batches in Melbourne, using apples sourced within three hours of the Gaga’s kitchen. How do we like them apples? A lot! gagas.com.au LITTLE ACRE mushroom kit Created by…

3 min
seeing red

What was the inspiration behind the project? Menstruation is still an extremely taboo topic in India. We come from a small town called Mangalore, on the coast of Southern India, where a lot of people don’t know what menstruation is or how it works. As young women, we were just told to use a pad and ‘fix’ the situation, and all this misinformation – or rather, the lack of information – leaves it unacknowledged. This ignorance has become layered over the years and has made it difficult for anyone to feel comfortable talking about something that comes so naturally. Through conceptual art, we wanted these images to spark curiosity in the community, and actually inform people about menstruation and all the things that surround it. Where do you get your ideas from? The…