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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  • 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

Family is not always defined by blood; it's the threads that tie us together.

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