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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  • Australian brand @cosicollective stocks a range of sustainably and ethically made homewares, scarves and accessories sourced through artisan partnerships – like this stunning hand-printed mud cloth tote from Senegal. If you’re tempted by their gorgeous goods, pop across to the ‘reader offers’ page on our site where you’ll find an exclusive Peppermint discount code for their online store (as well as for many other eco brands we’ve partnered with, including @outlanddenim, @mosovmini, @wild.wattle, @solunadesigns_, @nirvana_towel_garden and @forflostore). The code expires at the end of August, so don’t dilly dally. See the link in our profile – happy browsing!
  • CHANGEMAKERS // Over on the website we're chatting to @beekeeperparade founder Koky Saly, whose family fled from Cambodia to Melbourne in 1979 and, once there, received kindness he's determined to pay forward. Finding a way to turn upcycled textiles into durable backpacks, he now uses the profits to fund educational projects in rural Cambodia. If you're in need of a bit of hump-day inspiration, 🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻 to read his story. [📷 Chris Cincotta]
  • Skin feeling the cold? La Mav could have the answer! This Certified Organic brand blends ancient wisdom with modern science – a combo that's set to brighten the visages of the lucky writers included in Issue 34's Letterbox, who all won a selection of La Mav goodies for their trouble. We love receiving feedback from our awesome Peppermint community, so please do drop us a line if something floats your boat or gets your goat. Who knows - you could end up receiving something lovely in return!
  • Happy (chilly) Monday! If you've woken up with icicles on your toes, we recommend you head to the website and grab this sewing pattern for the cosiest of slouchy cardigans. This and lots of other totally free, totally awesome patterns are available on the site and we'd love to see what you rustle up - tag your creations with #peppermintpatterns then bask in the glory of your craftiness (and maybe put on an extra jumper). ❄️❄️❄️ #peppermintpatterns
  • For writer @linseyrendell, Plastic Free July has offered a chance to uncover the hidden plastic that sneaks into our daily lives. Head to the site to read her day-by-day take on the reality of giving plastic the heave-ho (and some of the places it lurks may surprise you)...
  • This #plasticfreejuly it seems even the supermarkets are listening, with @colessupermarkets and @woolworths_au both announcing a plan to phase out single-use plastic bags in their stores. Whilst it's not a perfect solution (thicker, multi-use plastic bags will still be available to purchase at the checkout), it's a step in the right direction that'll hopefully make consumers much more likely to remember their reusable bags before leaving the house. The next step is to have the ban enforced at a state level right across Australia - so far only South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT have done the deed (though Queensland's ban comes into effect next year). We like to think that in an ocean somewhere, turtles are giving each other some cautious (and very slow) high fives... [📷 @thejulietreport]

There are invisible threads woven through everything we touch, wear and eat... Many hands have worked to bring us fashion - and often a low cost equals a high price for someone else.

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