The Family Issue

• Tales from different tribes • Faith and feminism with Susan Carland • A guide to botanical dyeing • Five years of Fashion Revolution • The lost art of letter writing • Plant-based leather • Everyday eco undies • Sustainable salt • The artist as family • Ruffle-sleeve top pattern •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

David Jones leads a revolution

Sustainable fashion continues to enter the mainstream at a rapid rate – as demonstrated with the announcement that David Jones...

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Lorelei Vashti Kuwaii Conversations – Vamff

Kuwaii Conversations: Lorelei Vashti

In our final instalment from Kuwaii’s Conversations series, we’re hearing from author Lorelei Vashti – a writer who explored the...

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Take five: Cloth & Hide

In case you missed it, we visited the creative hotbed of Peregian Beach, on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, for the...

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Peggy Frew – Kuwaii conversations

Kuwaii Conversations: Peggy Frew

In the second instalment from Kuwaii’s Conversations – the VAMFF event where the label invited three writers to speak to...

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Warm salad of sweet and sour eggplants: Celia Brooks

Recipe: Warm salad of sweet and sour eggplant

We’re SO KEEN to try this second extract from Celia Brooks’ Superveg – a collection of recipes focused on the goodness and...

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Kuwaii Conversations: Lisa Mitchell

Kuwaii Conversations: Lisa Mitchell

Catwalk shows are cool and all – but for this year’s VAMFF, Melbourne’s Kuwaii had a very different idea. Taking...

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Superveg – sweet potato breakfast tray

RECIPE: SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST TRAY

Is there anything better than breakfast for dinner? Or breakfast for lunch, or brunch, or just plain old breakfast? We’re...

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Matt Wilkinson at Noosa Food Festival – Peppermint magazine

Take five: Matt Wilkinson

Ever wonder what a chef feeds his family on his night off? In the run-up to his appearance at the...

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International day of Happiness Dr Elise Bialylew – Peppermint magazine

Get mindful with Mother Nature

On this International Day of Happiness, we’re looking inside ourselves to find our happy place. In our second extract from...

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Clare Press Wardrobe Crisis – Peppermint Magazine Podcast round-up

Essential ethical fashion podcasts

We all know the lure of ever cheaper, ever more convenient shopping – but we also know that somewhere along...

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Crops in the city – Peppermint magazine

Veg in the city: five things to know

With an ever-changing climate and increasingly sprawling population, the world’s farmland is under threat. But we all need to eat,...

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International Women's Day 2018: Frances Cannon

Instagram feminists to follow now

As the #Timesup and #Metoo movements crank up the gender equality conversation a decibel or ten, this International Women’s Day...

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Family is the people around you who love you in the purest, most unshakeable way

- LIA-BELLE KING, ISSUE 37

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  • PEPTALKS: Save the date – PepTalks is coming to Lightspace in Brisbane on Thurs 14 June and it's going to be a night to remember! We're SO thrilled to be hosting author, Wardrobe Crisis podcast founder and Vogue Australia's Sustainability editor-at-large Clare Press; ocean advocate and #take3forthesea founder Tim Silverwood; and clinical psychologist, author and happiness expert Dr Rebecca Ray – plus our lovely MC for the evening, slow fashion activist Leah Musch, aka The Unmaterial Girl. There'll be inspiration, conversation, good vibes, sweet treats and goodie bags aplenty – grab your early bird tickets now from the link in our profile before it sells out! We can't wait to see you there 🎉 #pmpeptalks @mrspress @timsilverwood @drrebeccaray @unmaterialgirl
  • Three cheers for @davidjonesstore, which has announced the launch of an Australian-made, Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited capsule collection in honour of the upcoming @fash_rev Week on April 23rd. Head to the website to read which four brands are involved and where you can snap up these limited edition pieces – here's hoping many more mainstream stores follow suit! 👊
  • “I’m not the first to profess that clothing has the power to change your feelings. Women’s magazines have always known that clothes and moods go together, with their flippant advice to ‘dress like the person you want to be!’ and that sort of thing. But the really fascinating thing for me is that now scientists and academics have started researching the area and are proving it’s true. With facts and evidence.” 〰️〰️〰️〰️
In our final instalment from the @kuwaii Conversations series, we're hearing from author Lorelei Vashti, who believes what we wear can be a unique form of self-help – hit up the website to soak up her wise words 💕 [📸 @jessicagrilliphoto]
  • Lovely capture by @goodboy.store of Issue 37, which takes a look at families, faith, feminism and a whole lot more besides! Make sure you snap up a copy - then put aside some time for some *seriously* inspirational stories of people doing good in the world 💚
  • Wednesday 24 April, 2013, started out much like any other day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rush hour hit, and people poured into Rana Plaza, a factory, apartment and retail building in the Savar district on the western fringe of the city. Garment workers sat at their sewing machines – labels for 31 clothing brands, including Mango, Primark and Benetton, spread out before them – when, just before 9am, the building began to shake. Within minutes, a major structural failure had reduced the eight-storey Plaza to a pile of rubble. Unable to escape, 1138 people lost their lives. Another 2500 injured workers would be pulled alive from the debris in the hours and days that followed.

Three months after Rana Plaza, some of ethical fashion’s brightest minds and most vocal advocates were gathered at the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Source Summit in London. Carry Somers, the British designer behind ethical accessories label, Pachacuti, was among them. “In the aftermath of Rana Plaza, everywhere I looked, there were newspaper articles calling for a more ethical fashion industry,” she remembers. “I knew we needed to find a way to channel public concern into a longstanding campaign so that the victims of Rana Plaza – and all the other tragedies that have occurred in the name of fashion – would never be forgotten.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It’s been five years since the collapse of Rana Plaza, and the Fashion Revolution movement that was created in 2014 by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro to encourage consumers to ask the question #whomademyclothes rings out across the globe louder than ever. Read about this empowering campaign in the latest issue on shelves now (and don’t forget to use your voice to speak up and help change the fashion industry during Fashion Revolution Week 23-29 April). #fashionrevolution #fashionrevolutionweek #peppermintmagazine
  • "I guess what inspired me was a case of create what you wish existed – I’ve always bought timeless pieces that were beautiful in their simplicity and didn’t lend themselves too much to current trends, but still had a bit of edginess to them. That’s what I wanted my label to be."
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In the current issue of Peppermint we visited the delightfully creative community of Peregian Beach, on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast, and found so much amazingness we couldn't fit it all in the magazine! Head over to the website for our chat with Moon Lane – the brains behind lovely ethical linen label @clothandhide. 
#sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion