The We Are One Issue

Humans as an endangered species • World rituals • The power of houseplants • Mari Andrew • Better birth • DIY seasonal veggie pickle • Sustainable tourism • The fatal attraction of fast fashion • Free wrap skirt pattern •

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Fashion Revolution Week 2019

Fash Rev: the first five years

With the sixth year of Fashion Revolution Week in full swing, we’re revisiting this article from Issue 37 – a...

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Earth Day 2019

Earth Day 2019

From reef to rainforest, our planet is in the midst of a mass extinction event – the likes of which...

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World's tallest closet – Peppermint magazine

The World’s Tallest Closet

We Australians consume textiles at twice the regular global rate, buying up roughly 27kgs of new clothes every year. For...

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Baptist Fashion Report 2019

2019 Ethical Fashion Report

For the sixth year running, Baptist World Aid Australia – in partnership with Tearfund New Zealand – has released its...

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Humitas and roast chicken

RECIPE: SEASONAL EASTER HUMITAS

We could barely contain our joy when we stumbled upon The Fruitful Kitchen – beautifully designed little cookbooks printed in...

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Bryon bay brewery - Stone and Wood

Brewing Change

Settled between the glistening beaches and resplendent hinterland of Byron Bay, Stone & Wood Brewing Co. honours the bygone age...

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Lighthouse baking and Peppermint magazine recipe

SIX SEASONS: LEMON MYRTLE COCONUT CAKE

The calendar of the South West’s Nyoongar people includes six annual seasons – Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang –...

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Have you herd?

Building a philosophy based on kindness and respect has allowed Lauren Brisbane, Director of the Sunshine Coast’s QCamel dairy, to...

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TEN WOMEN’S WORDS TO LIVE BY

This International Women’s Day, take inspiration from the wise words of several women creating great change across the world. Illustration...

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Make your own natural watercolours!

Sustainable living advocate Rebecca Sullivan has made an art form of natural living, with books on everything from edible flowers to using...

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The ‘We are one’ Issue: Out now!

Hurrah, our Autumn Issue 41 goes on sale today! We look at our connection with nature and each other –...

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Wardrobe mistakes – peppermint magazine

Four wardrobe mistakes we can all fix

Our wardrobes may evolve with us, but it can be tricky to have one that reflects our present needs, style...

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We would have no society or culture if not for nature. We are one and the same.

- GEORGINA REID, ISSUE 41

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  • We’re loving Emily’s posts from @inthefolds for #fashionrevolutionweek about #makersforfashrev ❤️
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“For me, ‘Choosing well’ means thinking through projects before I start them. Picking patterns that I think will suit my day-to-day lifestyle and thinking about how I will feel feel in the finished garment. It means taking time to make a toile so I can ensure the fit is right and choosing a fabric that is easy to care for and will fit into my existing wardrobe. It’s about adding details that I know will make the finished garment a go-to in my wardrobe. Not to say all my finished makes become dream pieces (we all have sewing mishaps - no matter how many projects we have under our belts). This #actondress is a perfect example of this mentality. I altered the pattern to fit my measurements (which means a small bust adjustment and grading up a size in the hips) and made a toile to check the fit. I then found this second hand fabric in my stash and took my time to make the dress. Since then have worn it time and time again. It is easy to wear as I don’t need to wear a bra and is the perfect summer staple... and has pockets 👏 (the only drawback? People will notice if I wear it for five days in a row 😂)”
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During the week that we’re all asking brands #whomademyclothes - thanks to the @fash_rev campaign that is helping bring ethical fashion to the forefront around the globe - the Peppermint team are going to share some of their own personal faves. Starting today with our Editor-in-chief Kelley...
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TOP // The ANJELMS Project - created in 2008 by Gaelle Beech and her Balinese friend Luh Ariadi “Arik” - aims to create collections ethically produced through sustainable and socially responsible practices while using fashion as a vehicle to protect and empower disadvantaged communities in Bali, Nepal and India. The ANJELMS Project uses locally sourced textiles focusing on traditional hand looms, natural fibres, dyes and block printing. They celebrate cultural heritage and traditional skills. All their makers leave their mark on the garments they have proudly created by signing the tags. Their collections strive to tick all the boxes of the 10 fair-trade principles and to be unique and transparent, providing a safe and fair working environment for all their team members and collaborators. The brand has the upmost respect for the environment and nurture it by using natural, plant dyes and handloom organic fabric while minimising waste through the optimisation of garment production. @theanjelmsproject
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DRESS // Rant’s clothing and accessories are all made locally in Australia, and produced ethically under Fair Work laws that preserve some of the highest standards and wages in the world. All production for Rant and Bestowed takes place within 30 km of their Brisbane home studio so no packaging is needed to transport the clothing. All garments are made using natural fibres, featuring certified organic cotton, sustainable bamboo jersey and ethical merino wool; these are all knitted locally in Australia also. Additionally 5% of sales are donated to charities working to protect Australia's unique environment. @sustainable_fashion
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  • "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. The world watched in horror as information about the deadliest garment factory accident in history started to surface." ⁣
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In this, the sixth Fashion Revolution Week, we're taking a look at the history of @fashrev, and the story behind the horrific incident that sparked a global demand for change. Head to the website to read more. [📷 by @the_mexican_chavalito]⁣
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  • "Loss of plant and animal biodiversity is sucking the life out of Earth’s ecosystems. And it’s progressing at an alarming pace. Between one and five species are expected to go extinct each year as part of natural cycles. But scientists now estimate that species extinction is occurring at 1,000 to 10,000 times the acceptable rate. If it keeps up, we’re facing a future where 30 to 50 percent of all known species have vanished by the year 2050."⁣
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Today is World Earth 2019 – and with a theme of ‘Protect Our Species’, it's a call to action to put an end to accelerated species extinction and address the perilous situation facing our world's bees. With two percent of the world’s wild bee species responsible for pollinating 80 percent of humanity's food crops, the loss of these tiny creatures could be a catastrophic problem - head to the website to read more, and find out what you can do to help.⁣
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  • "We Australians consume textiles at twice the regular global rate, buying roughly 27kgs of new clothes every year. For the average Australian woman, that amounts to well over 2,000kgs of garments worn and discarded. Numbers are one thing – but what do you suppose a lifetime’s worth of clothing might look like?"⁣
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In the run up to next week's Fashion Revolution Week, we've published a piece on The World's Tallest Closet – an art installation that uncovered the stark reality of what we buy and wear over the course of our lives, by building a closet that contains just that. As well as demonstrating the sheer volume of clothing we consume, the piece also sparked conversation on how we can dispose of items responsibly when doing a good old closet purge – head to the website now to find out more.⁣
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  • Easter weekend inspo from @ecoridgehideaway... 🍃
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