Autumn Issue 45

• Faustina Agolley on identity and belonging • The people making refugees feel welcome • How to add more plants to your plate • The rise of secondhand fashion • Why getting in touch with our emotions can help us tackle the climate crisis • An art project celebrating periods • Grandmothers snorkelling for science • Mindfulness at work • Free robe jacket sewing pattern •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

Dr Rebecca Ray


During this time of great turbulence, what if you took curiosity by the hand and pondered over your potential for...

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Optima Nutricosmetics - Cate and Karissa


They say beauty is only skin deep, but the ladies behind this Aussie startup had a gut-feeling that nourishing our...

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While we might usually opt for a Saturday night Netflix binge, this weekend it’s all about doing it in the...

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    For so many of us, the local cafe isn’t just a source of essential caffeine – it’s a...

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The Big List of Good Things

It’s tough right now, hey? We hear you. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve daily, it’s important that...

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Grace Stratton and Angela Bevan

Fashion for all

Online shopping can be tricky enough at the best of times, but for those with a disability the experience can...

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In celebration of International Women’s Day today, which has the theme #EachforEqual, we’ve asked fourteen brilliant people: what does equality...

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Eloïse Panetta scrunchies

Eight eco-friendly scrunchies for zero snags (and zero waste)

They’re soft, stylish and sustainable – that’s right, scrunchies are back in fashion and we couldn’t be happier! Not only...

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Peppermint Issue 45 - Faustina Agolley

Autumn Issue 45 – out now!

Need some inspiration and positivity in your life? Our brand-new Autumn Issue 45 is here to help! We speak to...

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Seven acts of everyday activism

Seven acts of everyday activism

Global warming, plastic pollution, societal inequality, female education in the developing world, the plight of asylum seekers, animal rights –...

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How dirty is your closet?

How Dirty is Your Closet?

We love our wardrobes but do our wardrobes love the planet? It’s a sad truth that the fashion industry is...

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Cash for climate change

Ever wondered how much it would cost to prevent climate change? According to the ABC, the average Australian would happily...

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Whatever you do, do something. One thing I’ve learned from the work I’ve done is that ordinary people like us can be much more powerful than we think


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  • “The world looks different. Our daily lives have been turned upside down. We are required to do things we’ve never done before and stop doing things we took for granted just a couple of weeks ago… And it’s here that I have an invitation for you, lovely one: I want to invite you to consider what’s possible for you in this landscape. If uncertainty was renamed possibility, how would you show up differently?”⁠
During this time of great turbulence, what if you took curiosity by the hand and pondered over your potential for growth? Clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray (@drrebeccaray) invites you to consider what’s possible for you as you navigate this crisis and shares her powerful prompts for self-reflection – to read more, hit the link in bio ✨⁠
#peppermintmagazine #drrebeccaray #solidarityinsolitary #cleanhandsopenhearts #possibility #positivemindset
  • "It all started when a fellow folk artist gave me two crocheted poodle bottle-covers for my birthday many years ago, and said, “You should collect these.” I wasn’t that on board with the idea, but I put them on my shelf and quickly found companion poodles at a yard sale days later. I guess that’s how collections start – similar things look good together and they magnetise more, and soon you have a large collection of crochet poodles in your bathroom you have to build a special shelf for. Then you move to Kansas City, Missouri, and, well, they have really good estate sales and thrift stores full of cute crochet animals, so you build a bigger shelf and you jokingly call it the Crochet Museum. Then later, as the collection grows, you somehow end up with an old photo kiosk that used to be a drive-through one-hour photo-processing building, and your new boyfriend just bought a complex with apartments and stores and garages in Joshua Tree that would make the perfect home for it. And you always liked the idea of calling it ‘world famous’ for fun, so you call it the World Famous Crochet Museum and the next thing you know you have a roadside attraction."⁠
In the Californian desert town of Joshua Tree, maker @Shari.Elf is on a mission to turn unloved items into treasured works of art – sharing her passion through her World Famous Crochet Museum and studio. Read more in issue 45, on sale now (free delivery in Australia from our website!).⁠
#peppermintmagazine #upcycledart #worldfamouscrochetmuseum #upcycledfashion #artqueen #recycledart #recycledfashion
  • "Be kind, stay home and save lives".⁠
Jacinda Ardern⁠
She may be the Prime Minister of another country, but she's certainly queen of our hearts. What is the best thing you can do right now to help #flattenthecurve? Stay home. How can you help protect your family, your community and the most vulnerable amongst us? Stay home. How best can we support our frontline heroes, the healthcare workers, food suppliers and all those who are risking their lives to protect and support us?⁠
Please - stay home. 🙏🏽⁠
📷 @jacindaardern #stayathome #physicaldistancing #socialdistancing #covid19 #stayhome #savelives #bekind
  • Craving some positivity or connection? Join an online star weaving workshop, shake it off at a virtual dance party, finally figure out what to cook with all those lentils, or simply scroll through images of cute animals if that’s all you can manage right now (seriously, it's good for your health). Head to our Big List of Good Things – link in bio!⁠
📸@maryanntaliapau of #onemillionstars says "tribes who weave together, thrive together" ❤️⭐️❤️).⁠
#peppermintmagazine #isolationcreation #positivity #coronavirus #covid19 #togetherathome #socialdistancing #solidarityinsolitary #weavetogether #cleanhandsopenhearts #raisethevibration #spreadkindness
  • Dorsu needs our help! The clothing manufacturer creates ethically made garments from their studio in Kampot, Cambodia – providing fair and safe working conditions for their team of 30. We're so sad to hear that @dorsu_cambodia have made the difficult decision to close their retail stores and to scale back production to try and stay afloat. ⁠
Ethical youth t-shirt brand HUMIFORM, who produce through Dorsu, has launched a campaign to help them continue their incredible work by aiming to preorder 200 of their ethically-made tees – each featuring a climate activism illustration, designed by young people. ⁠Find all the deets to support this campaign over at @humiformofficial⁠.⁠
#peppermintmagazine #humiform #dorsu #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #supportsmallbusiness #fairtradefashion #shophandmade⁠
  • Home is where the health is…⁠
Staying at home might be a tad tedious, but to #flattenthecurve, it’s crucial that we hunker in to stay safe and protect the vulnerable members of our community. It's the most simple thing we can do to save lives. We’re all in this together, friends. ⁠
Illustration by @stacieswift⁠
#peppermintmagazine #stacieswift #stayathome #socialdistancing #coronavirus #covid19 #stayhome