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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THE BOTTOM LINE

When we put together our toilet feature in Issue 45, we had no idea just how timely it would be....

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Dr Rebecca Ray

UNCERTAINTY AS POSSIBILITY

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

TAKE FIVE: OPTIMA NUTRICOSMETICS

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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DOCOS IN THE DARK FOR EARTH HOUR 2020

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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FILL YOUR CUP: THE SALT MILL

    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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rachael_sarra

WHAT IS EQUALITY?

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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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

- ANNA ROSE, ISSUE 45

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  • "Oh, how we love to multitask, especially when we’re busy! Unfortunately, this is another area where the research is abundantly clear. Multitasking does not increase your productivity; in fact, quite the opposite. When you continually switch your attention from one task to another, the extra time it takes for your brain to refocus ultimately reduces your productivity by as much as 40%. Most of us now know this, but we insist on multitasking anyway because it feels more productive. I encourage you to intentionally choose one task and stick to it for a given period of time. Resist the urge to flick from one thing to another (including checking your email)." ⁠
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How's working from home going? Are you staying focused on the task at hand, or flicking furiously from your IG feed to your lunch feed? Being more mindful will help you reduce stress and anxiety, lower your risk of depression, improve your capacity to focus and make decisions, increase your productivity, improve the quality of your relationships and even heal your body at a cellular level. ⁠If you're working from home right now, it's more important than ever to factor some mindfulness into your day. ⁠
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In issue 45, clinical psychologist Cassandra Dunn gave us a few tips that’ll help you stay cool, calm and collected from nine to five and beyond.⁠
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Grab yourself a copy from our website if you can't make it to one of our stockists - we have free delivery within Australia! ✨⁠
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@cassdunn_xo #peppermintmagazine #mindfulness #meditation #selfcare #workfromhome
  • Is self-care a distant memory? 🙋🏻‍♀️ If you managed to shower this week, you are winning in our books (double points if you managed to moisturise, too).⁠
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To help raise the bar, our lovely friends at @natiobeauty have put together two bundles from their new Spirit collection to give away – including a botanical body wash, body lotion, deodorant, hand cream and coffee scrub! Inspired by the powerful properties of native Australian flora, this new natural skincare collection celebrates ‘the nourishing native plant extracts found off the beaten track’.⁠
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If you’d love some Australian-made products to help restore your self-care routine, then now is your chance. Tag a friend in need of some pampering, and you’ll both go in the running to win a Natio Spirit gift pack each. Virtual spa party? Yes please! ⁠
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Winners will be announced on Monday 6 April – get tagging! ⁠(Aus addresses only)
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#peppermintmagazine #natio #natiobeauty #giveaway #selfcare #socialdistancing #solidarityinsolitary ⁠
  • While researching the environmental impacts of toilet paper, we had no possible way of foreseeing that it would become the most talked about topic this side (or actually, both sides) of the equator. As we wrote about in our article in Issue 45, flushable wipes were already a problem before the pandemic, but as the ABC has just reported, councils are battling a new problem with clogged sewerage pipes from toilet-paper-less consumers resorting to paper towels, newspapers and even old clothes. While many of the items we featured in our story are now hotter property than that last tin of tomatoes on the supermarket shelf, we’ve decided to share our roundup on our blog – from bidets to reusable toilet paper (yes, it's a thing) – to help you approach your bathroom breaks differently.⁠
Because no loo roll? No problem...⁠
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Head to the link in our bio to read this story from Issue 45!⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #toiletpaper #toiletpapergate #toiletpapercrisis #bidet #familycloth
  • These embroidered native florals have our heart all aflutter! We 💚 this #peppermintwraptop that's been reworked into a darling dress, with hand-stitched blooms and birds to boot!⁠
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Crafted by the talented @juliaallissoncost, who said:⁠
“Here is one of my makes: an @inthefolds @peppermintmagazine #peppermintwraptop hacked into a dress. I took a chance and embroidered it though I had not tried this art since I was about 8 years old. I had no idea what I was doing or how it would come out in the end. I think it may be the most precious thing I have ever made. Pictured are 'Ōhi'a Lehua blossoms, Māmane flowers, an ‘Amakihi bird, an ‘Apapane bird, and some fantasy flowers and oranges, all inspired by what is flourishing around me at home.”⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #peppermintpatterns #wearableart #sewinglove #slowfashion #slowsewing #embroidery #sewistsofinstagram #memade⁠ #isolationcreation #isewlation #sewcialists
  • “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?”⁠
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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 ✨⁠
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#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."⁠
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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!).⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #upcycledart #worldfamouscrochetmuseum #upcycledfashion #artqueen #recycledart #recycledfashion