About Us - Peppermint Magazine

We tell the stories of people doing good in the world

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 good 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, behind-the-scenes features – Peppermint is a celebration of all that’s good in our changing world.

As a small, independent publication, we tell real stories with authenticity and passion. Each issue is designed to give hope and empower you to live a better, more meaningful and more authentic life. Peppermint is designed to be read, loved and cherished – laid out on a coffee table, lovingly stored on a bookshelf as part of a collection or passed onto a friend in need of inspiration. And in this fast-paced world, we feature slow, timeless content that endures – so you can take joy from each issue for many years to come.

Each issue of Peppermint is printed in Australia on PEFC-certified paper at an FSC-certified printer and is 100% carbon neutral. We’re committed to giving back by donating to charity through our Fashion Cents program in every issue, and have supported a number of local and international organisations including Save the Children, The Butterfly Foundation, SecondBite and BlinkNow.

We believe in good people. We believe that style and sustainability can go hand in hand. We believe that positive media is key to creating change.

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  • Culture, connection, community and country – while the artistic mediums and diversity of style at the recent Cairns Indigenous Art Fair were wildly varied and sometimes surprising, the stories and subjects threaded through the works were often similar. The theme of this year’s CIAF was ‘Cultural Bliss: An Artistic Response To Happiness’, where artists were asked to express the concept of happiness through their practice. Our wrap-up of the event is on the blog now - link in profile. (Photo of Glen Mackie artwork at Canopy Art Centre).
  • Fascinating discussion on sustainable and ethical fashion and the challenges for designers (up-and-coming and established) to find ethical supply chains and manufacturing at the @qutcea Fashion Showcase with @vogueaustralia @counciloftextileandfashion @eastonpearson @afashionchamber @michelabeysekera #ceafashion #qutcea #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion
  • Well done to @arkiethelabel at the @qutcea Fashion Accelerator Showcase (look out for Arkie in the next issue of Peppermint!). #indigenous #ceafashion #qutcea #australianfashion #futuredesigner
  • Art-based textiles and fashion from @tasha_rui at the @qutcea Fashion Accelerator Showcase #qutcea #ceafashion #australianmade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion
  • We're at the @qutcea Fashion Accelerator Showcase - how gorgeous is this kids range from @peachandaubrey ❤️ #ceafashion #qutcea #australianfashion #local #kidswear #australianmade
  • Our third PepTalks event was another inspiring evening hearing from three wonderful speakers; Jennifer Hillhouse of antique store, cafe and event space @vieillebranche; Anna Ross of ethical nail polish and soaps brand @kesterblack; and weaver, artist and designer Maryann Talia Pau of @onemillionstarstoendviolence. 
Once again we hosted at the fabulous @wanderingcooks in South Brisbane and would like to thank them for their stunning space. We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to our goodie bag sponsors @kesterblack, @everescents, @loving_earth, and @byronbayteacompany; photographer Cathy Schusler for capturing the evening, and each of our wonderful guests; thank you for helping to create such a fantastic night. 
Tickets for our next PepTalks event featuring John Elliot of @tomsaustralia, Kylie Johson of @paperboatpress, and Kelly Elkin of @alas_the_label, @cleancut_fashion and @wellmadeclothes_ are now on sale via the link in our bio. We hope to see you on September 20 to hear from people making waves by doing good in the world!

Our strength lies in what we can give others, our beauty in our kindness and our power in our humanity.

- Kelley Sheenan, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Peppermint Magazine