Making for Good Issue

• Makers making a difference • Soothing ceramics • Sustainable mountain coffee • The fight against food waste • Denim that’s transforming lives • Future Indigenous fashion • Turning wonky veg into chutney • Self-love club • Plastic-free beauty • Good karma networks • DIY jumpsuit •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

Plastic Fish, Lilli Waters

Take five: Lilli Waters

We love art that stops you in your tracks and makes you really think, and lucky Melburnians can do just that...

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The Last Word – Peppermint Magazine Lee Crockford

THE LAST WORD: LEE CROCKFORD

Today is R U OK Day – the national suicide prevention day that urges us all to ask the people...

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Linen dress Off/On linen

Five linen labels to swoon over

We love linen. No really, we love it – it’s a bit of an obsession around Peppermint HQ. It’s entirely...

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Melbourne Peppermint Pitch 2017 winner – Elisa Dunstan

Peppermint Pitch Winner: towels with purpose

Elise Dunstan has a passion for social justice that she attributes to her parents and her upbringing, and which was...

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The ‘Making for Good’ Issue: Out Now!

There’s nothing quite like the joy that comes from making something with your own two hands. And this personal act...

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Mustafah Abdulaziz, artist behind Water Storie

CHANGEMAKER: MUSTAFAH ABDULAZIZ

Despite living in drought-prone Australia, it’s hard to imagine experiencing life-threatening water scarcity. How it feels to travel a day...

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NEVER EVER PAY RETAIL’S OP SHOP WISHLIST

Hannah Klose is pretty much the closest thing Australia’s got to a professional op shopper. The brains behind thrifty blog...

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Morgan Roberts – Byron Bay PepTalks Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Pitch winner: a festival of sharing

A New South Wales mother and Ayurvedic practitioner, Amy Graham describes herself as ‘a lover of life and a seeker...

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Clare Press for Peppermint Magazine

THE LAST WORD: DESIGNERS CAN SAVE US

Hear that? It’s the rumblings of change. The sound of the global fashion industry stirring from its apathetic slumber. The...

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StudioThrifty4 op shop Brisbane – Pay a Sack Forward

STUDIO THRIFTY4

If you’re anything like us, nothing makes your heart sing more than a well-stocked retro rail at your local op...

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THE LAST WORD: DOING BAD BETTER Tim Silverwood Portraits by Chris Prestidge

THE LAST WORD: DOING BAD BETTER

How satisfying is it when you find a product, business or service that’s ‘good’? I’m talking ‘good’ in the ethical,...

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Changemakers: Koky Saly

Koky Saly keeps his promises. Searching for a way to fund his charity BabyTree Projects, Koky cottoned on to using...

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It seems to me that makers have this unique potential to bring joy to otherwise challenging historical and political moments

- ANI LEE, ISSUE 35

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  • Hot days call for cool drinks... loving this snap of our latest issue alongside @perkiiprobiotics 🌸 (there's actually a sneaky discount code on the back cover for Perkii along with a competition to win a @wanderlustausnz experience!) #peppermintmagazine #summeriscoming
  • Happy UN World Gratitude Day! The power of a daily gratitude habit can be incredible – it's been shown to boost energy and physical fitness; improve relationships; reduce stress, loneliness and anxiety; and give you an increased ability to overcome challenges. On the day when we're reminded to appreciate everything we have, we thought we'd give you something else to smile about – an awesome competition! To help you feel grateful 365 days of the year, we've got two decks of @topfivemovement’s award-winning positive thought-starter cards to give away. Whether your mind's racing, you're feeling flat or you're in need of a confidence boost, you can use these cards to disrupt unhelpful thoughts, train your brain and get the most out of life. To enter simply tag a friend who'd love to win, and if we randomly choose your entry you'll both receive a pack! Entries close at 4pm Monday 25 Sept, and you can tag as many friends as you like in separate comments – happy tagging and good luck! #worldgratitudeday #gratitude
  • If you're in Melbs you could do wayyyyy worse than heading along to Lilli Waters' photography exhibition at Junior Space Gallery in Fitzroy. With a classically still-life feel, her portraits each have a lurking modern element and are a comment on the impact of our wasteful culture on the natural world. Hop over to the website to read a quick chat with the woman herself, and head to see the exhib from tomorrow, 21 September. 👍📷👍📷
  • H2OMG 😱 We're continuing the Eco Fashion Challenge with this frankly startling fact – that's a whole lotta water for one plain old tee. Instead of buying into the cycle, we're planning to head home and rummage through our wardrobes – putting together new outfits and digging out long-lost faves. By mixing things up and experimenting with new combos we get a fresh new look without damaging the planet, its people and our wallets – a pretty ideal outcome, we'd say. #peppermintfashionchallenge
  • Here's most of the Peppermint team gazing ADORINGLY at the shoes we whipped up at yesterday's inaugural @the_shoe_camaraderie workshop. Run by our lovely office manager Lisa, the workshop was ALL OF THE FUN and, with Lisa's expert (and *very* patient) guidance, we each ended the day with our dream pair of handmade sandals. Head to @the_shoe_camaraderie to see the finished results - seriously, WE MADE THOSE SHOES. We still can't believe it ourselves. 😍 [Photo by our beloved @kelleysheenan, whose sandals were firmly behind the camera.]
  • R U OK? Like really, truly OK? Today is the national suicide prevention day that urges us all to ask the people in our lives that one little question - so they know they don't have to struggle with tough times alone. Non-profit founder and men’s mental health activist Lee Crockford wrote about the importance of educating people and having honest conversations about mental health for Peppermint Issue 31. Head to the link in our profile to read the full article and be inspired to check in with yourself and those around you. #RUOK #RUOKday #mentalhealthawareness