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PepTalks Brisbane, 29 November

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Positive events to inspire, inform and uplift.

Brought to you by Peppermint magazine, PepTalks features speakers from the pages of Peppermint and beyond who are making a difference in the world – be it through food, fashion, farming, mindfulness, creativity or social enterprise. Happy to share the highs and lows of their journey, along with their most inspirational tales and how-tos, these speakers are sure to leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Come along, make authentic connections and go home feeling refreshed and a little more positive about the world. Let’s hear it for evenings with meaning!

Don’t miss our final PepTalks event for the year at the fabulous Wandering Cooks in Brisbane on Tuesday 29 November 2016. We’ll welcome Peta Granger, the Australia and New Zealand Director of ethical handmade cosmetics brand LUSH; James Bartle, founding CEO of social enterprise fashion brand Outland Denim, and Belinda Evans, an Australian artist and maker who runs handmade label and online store Alchemy.

We hope you’ll join us!

Peta Granger, LUSH

Peta Granger first joined LUSH 16 years ago as a sales assistant in Dublin and later joined International Development travelling to over 35 countries helping build LUSH businesses globally. She worked closely with the company founders and championed internal communication, employee development and engagement across the LUSH world. After 10 years in Europe she headed home to Melbourne taking up the Directorship of Australia and New Zealand leading the business to record breaking sales and winning Australian Retailer of the Year in 2015. In more recent years, Peta has led LUSH’s campaigning strategy, focusing on Asylum Seekers and LGBTI rights. She is passionate about empowering staff, transparent supply chains, challenging traditional beauty marketing and using the business to become a force for social change.

James Bartle, Outland Denim

After attending a music festival where he met with anti-trafficking group Destiny Rescue, James Bartle ventured to Asia to learn more about the trafficking of young women for sexual exploitation. Inspired by the work of Destiny Rescue and determined to help these women find a better way of life, James created The Denim Project, an initiative to help those with an interest in sewing to further develop their skills in the craft. Through his personal love for denim, James founded clothing brand Outland Denim as a way to help eliminate exploitation in Cambodia. Today, many girls subject to exploitation have been able to reclaim their safety by working as seamstresses for the brand, and for each pair of Outland Denim jeans purchased online, $50 is donated to agencies committed to the fight against human trafficking. Using ethical and sustainable raw materials, Outland Denim jeans are made with a love for the environment and a drive to inspire buyers to learn about where their clothing comes from and the lives they have impacted in the process. 

Belinda Evans, Alchemy

Belinda Evans is a sustainability educator, writer, photographer and artist based in Melbourne. Through all of her work, she aims to inspire others to live sustainably without compromising on quality or aesthetic. Inspired by the beauty and imperfection of the natural world, she spends a great deal of time with her eyes pointed downwards and her pockets filled with treasures from the earth and sea. In addition to having almost ten years experience building sustainable communities, she also has her own label, Alchemy, through which she sells her handmade textiles, homewares, and jewellery, contributes regularly to online journal The Planthunter, and has an impressive collection of leaves, shells and seed pods that she’s collected on her travels around Australia.

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016
ARRIVE: 5-6:30pm (for networking) – talks begin 7pm sharp
LOCATION: Wandering Cooks, cnr Fish Lane and Cordelia St, South Brisbane 4101
COST: $50

Includes a glass of wine on arrival and light refreshments during interval (cash bar also available). Resident food truck For The Pickles will be on-site from 5pm, offering truly tasty burgers complete with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Allpress Espresso will be there for your coffee cravings, serving the best tasting coffee around. Sourced from top grade Arabica beans from sustainable farms across the world, you can enjoy your brew knowing you are in the best possible hands. So please feel free to arrive a little early, unwind and get to know everyone. During the break there’ll be treats from Coco Bliss, and in the gift bags you’ll find goodies from LUSH and a handwoven Japanese facewasher from Eco Nirvana.

We’ll also be running The Peppermint Pitch – a one minute opportunity for three audience members to share their life-changing concept for a creative, sustainable or social business – with the audience favourite set to receive $300 from Peppermint magazine and a feature on our blog to help promote that vision. If this is of interest, be sure to leave a note in the comments section when you book!