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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PERKii Good Giveaway – Peppermint magazine

GOOD GIVEAWAY: PERKii

More than 2000 years ago, Hippocrates  – father of modern medicine and all-round smart cookie – declared “all disease starts...

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Freya Latona Garage Sale Tales

A Garage Sale Tale

For writer Freya Latona, garage sales are about more than scoring a bargain – they’re a precious link to the...

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The New Jpneses at the City of Stonnington

Keeping up with The New Joneses

Small footprint advocates The New Joneses boast the totally charming mission statement of “taking green from mung bean to mainstream”...

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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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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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  • "James was first exposed to the horrors of modern-day human trafficking the same way many of us are, through Hollywood. The film Taken had a lasting impact on him, but it would take something more to shock him into action. Years after seeing the movie, he was performing at a motocross show when he did what he always does before attempting a jump: he knelt down to pray. At that moment, a group of young women materialised in his mind; the apparition was so evocative that it brought him to tears. Later that day, James had a chance encounter with Destiny Rescue – a Christian NGO that works in Southeast Asia to liberate women from the sex trade – and he started to process what he had seen. “They showed me a brochure, and the photos of young girls almost exactly matched my vision,” James remembers. “They explained to me what they do, and I said, ‘I’ve got to go over there and see it.’”
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Read more about James Bartle from @outlanddenim and his inspiring story in our latest issue. Words by @emily_lush, photos by @brittjspring. This 📷 (and 📷 in the 📷!) by @amyhiggphoto #peppermintmagazine #ethicalfashion #outlanddenim #stoptrafficking #endslavery
  • GOOD GIVEAWAY! More than 2000 years ago, Hippocrates – father of modern medicine and all-round smart cookie – declared “all disease starts in the gut”. A couple of millenia later, we’re starting to realise he had a point – with everything from mental health to a multitude of illnesses now being linked to the flora in our gut, we’re always looking for ways to get more good bacteria into our bodies. It’s why we were SO excited to learn the good people at @perkiiprobiotics have crafted some fruity probiotic waters with no lactose or excessive sugars – just natural flavours and a billion perky probiotics. Plus we’ve had a good old taste test at Peppermint HQ, and can confirm they’re super delicious. To get some goodness into your gut, PERKii's giving a month’s supply of clever little drinks to five lucky Peppermint readers! Just send your name, address and contact number to yesplease@peppermintmag.com (with the subject 'PERKii') by 3pm Friday 20th October, and you could be in for a month of feeling like there’s a party in your gut and a billion good bacteria are invited. What's not to love about that!
  • Happy International Day of the Girl 💁- a day designed to recognise the needs and challenges girls face globally, whilst promoting their empowerment and human rights. We *love* the work of @onegirlorg - a non-profit on a mission to provide access to education to some of the 60 million girls around the world who aren't in school. One Girl is currently challenging people to throw on a school dress and raise vital funds (and laughs) - head to their site to find out how you can #doitinadress, and provide education for girls who are more likely to be forced into child marriage than they are to go to high school.
  • This pretty shot's by Melbourne-based photographer @daniknoxphotos, who criss-crosses Australia to capture all kinds of creative endeavours - helping people use her beautiful photography to grow their business. If that sounds like something that floats your boat, we’ve got great news for you – Dani’s one of our awesome Issue 35 Marketplace partners, who all offer special discounts to Peppermint readers! Hop on over to the ‘Reader offers’ page of our website to see amazing deals from Dani and other fine folk including @wild.wattle, @cocoontextiles and @theanjelmsproject, to name but three. Happy shopping!
  • Beautiful shot of @elizabethbarnett at The Craft Sessions in September in her freshly sewn jumpsuit. Have you made our latest free pattern, exclusively created for us by @inthefolds? It's on our website, along with a heap of other fabulous free sewing patterns... it's time to get crafty! 📷 @thecraftsessions #peppermintpatterns #peppermintmagazine #diy #sewingpatterns #freepattern #thecraftsessions #weekendproject #slowfashion
  • Bargain hunters, dust off your change purses and sharpen your elbows! This year's Garage Sale Trail takes place across Australia on October 21st and 22nd, with more than 10,000 stalls set to offer up their pre-loved stuff for a song. Over on our site, writer Freya Latona's sharing her own, very personal experience of garage sale-ing her way through life – hop on over to be suitably inspired before the biggest weekend of your wallet's year. [📷 @garagesaletrail]