The Time To Act Issue

Isabel Lucas • Plant-powered people • The rise of fast homewares • Feminist water ballet • Climate countdown • Fashion innovation • Longevity lessons • Spell & the Gypsy Collective • Raising radicals • Playsuit pattern •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

Lazybones at Life Instyle and Peppermint magazine

Hello Lazybones!

Life Instyle hits Sydney on 21-24 Feb 2019 and is the biggest boutique trade show in Australia – showcasing brands...

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Lighthouse baking recipe: Bao Buns Peppermint magazine

RECIPE: BAO BUNS

This delicious and impressive recipe for Bao buns will have your dinner guests bowing down to you in no time –...

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Ethical Valentines Day round-up

Ethical Valentine’s Day Round-Up!

It’s that time of year again – love is in the air, red cards are everywhere and terrifyingly large teddy...

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Peppermint and Anchor Damper

SIX SEASONS: DAMPER WITH LOCAL HONEY

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

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DIY WALL HANGING

We’ve partnered with our friends at Spotlight and Brisbane-based maker Sophie Parslow (AKA Ada Spragg) to bring you this gorgeous woollen...

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Being mindful in the office – slow workplace

The Slow Office Movement

Many of us are nicely familiar with slow food and slow fashion – but what about applying those principles of...

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Super Powers

There’s food, and then there’s ‘superfood’ – a collection of ancient ingredients with a reputation for going the extra mile...

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Raw Choccie Cupcakes

RECIPE: Raw Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Yum! If you’ve still got room for a couple more deliciously decadent treats this season, take a look at Maz...

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Mango lassi Peppermint magazine

RECIPE: Mango Lassi

Chill out over summer with this moreish mango lassi from Teresa Cutter, AKA The Healthy Chef. A power-packed smoothie rich...

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Sustainable Christmas guide

How to have a sustainable Christmas

Us humans are generous creatures, so it’s no wonder that when the giving season slides up in its sleigh we...

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A NEW WAY OF LIFE

How does one use the humble coconut to improve the lives of entire communities in the Solomon Islands? Dr Dan...

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The Big Design Market

Peppermint at The Big Design Market!

HELLO SYDNEY! Exciting news from Team Pepps: we’ll be at the amazing Big Design Market for all three days of...

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It’s common sense for us to live symbiotically with nature – we just can’t relegate action anymore.

- ISABEL LUCAS, ISSUE 40

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  • "We know the planet can’t sustain the levels of chemical use, over-farming and general over-consumption that we live with now. We want to continue making lovely things for our wonderful customers, but need to ensure what we make is thoughtfully and carefully produced. We feel a very strong responsibility to not contribute to the slow death of our beautiful planet."
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Fairtrade label @lazybonesaustralia is just one of the ethical labels making an appearance at next week's @life_instyle boutique-brand trade show in Sydney – and we're talking all things sustainability and inspiration with Lazybones founder Tracey Hocking over on the website!
  • The rise of ‘fast homewares’ – a phenomenon described by some as ‘The Kmart Effect’ – is akin to fast fashion in more ways than one.
“There are a lot of similarities,” says Kelly Elkin, sustainable fashion advocate and co-founder of the e-commerce platform Well Made Clothes. In 2018, Kelly expanded her purview to include ethically made decor under the banner of Well Made Home. “Both fast fashion and fast homewares have an inherently unsustainable business model based on poor-quality and trend-driven products,” she explains. “Both are often designed with a short lifecycle and little consideration for environmental or social impact. Both also claim they are ‘democratising’ fashion or the home by allowing people from varying socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to buy into a lifestyle. But this concept falls short: the consumer is often getting a less superior product that will end up costing them more in the end."
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Ceramics, curtains, candles, cushions – the objects we use to decorate our living spaces may often be small, but they add up. We explore the 'fast furniture' phenomenon in the latest issue, where we spoke to Kelly Elkin from @wellmadeclothes_, Megan Norgate from @braveneweco, Dr Kate Ringvall - the Sustainability Manager at @ikea_australia, Elaine Lu from China Labor Watch and Julia Atkinson-Dunn from @studiohome.
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  • Happy Monday, friends! If you're looking for a little Monday-night-dinner inspo, head over to the website for a recipe for super-tasty Bao buns that'll start your week off the right way!
  • How gorgeous is this?! Lotte @loti87 altered our free jumpsuit pattern to make her own wedding dress. Beautiful! 💐👏🏼
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