Summer Issue 44

• Changemaker Maree Lowes • Farmers on regeneration and climate change • Diving into sustainability with Camp Cove • Demystifying the murky world of ‘green’ plastics • Photos celebrating real skin • Ways to sync with nature • Seven acts of everyday activism • Free maxi dress sewing pattern •

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Peppermint magazine Lighthouse Baking celebration cakes

Celebrate: Bunya Nut & Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

If you’re in the mood for celebrating, we’ve got something that should hit the spot! We’ve partnered with our good...

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Take Five: Pottery For The Planet

Aiming to save the earth one cup at a time, Renton Bishopric and Clare Botfield create beautiful reusable ceramic coffee...

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Lighthouse baking celebration rosella cakes

Celebrate: Rosella & Lemon Myrtle Bar Cakes

The festive season is upon us, so we’ve partnered with our good friends at Lighthouse Baking to bring you a...

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Allpress x Peppermint fill your cup series

FILL YOUR CUP: Sunbear, Hobart

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

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Black Friday 2019: Buycotts, Blackouts and the Shopocalypse

Been bombarded by Black Friday promotions in your Insta feed? Welcome to the silly (sales) season! Held on the last...

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Lighthouse Baking – celebration cakes

Celebrate: Strawberry Gum, Lemon & Poppy Seed Sheet Cake

Whether you’re enjoying a moment of calm with a cup of tea or celebrating life’s special moments with the people...

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Why you should buy from the bush this Christmas

Battling one of the harshest droughts on record combined with intense bushfires, many communities in regional Australia are doing it...

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Why play’s great for mental wellness

When was the last time you let yourself play? Lizzie Rose, from creative social enterprise Rumpus, explains why it isn’t...

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Summer Issue 44 – Out Now!

The sun is shining and the beach is calling, which means one thing – our hot-off-the-press new-look Summer Issue 44...

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World Kindness Day

IT’S COOL TO BE KIND

Happy World Kindness Day! On this delightful day, we’re throwing it back to a piece from Emiliana Simon-Thomas PHD –...

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Australian Natives under threat

Australian natives face an ‘extinction crisis’

In an open letter sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week, 240 scientists have warned that Australia is in...

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AZO DYES Pretty Little Thing

FAST FASHION BRAND SLAMMED FOR TOXIC DYES

One look at the neon colourways and you can probably guess that online clothing retailer Pretty Little Thing doesn’t favour...

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Part of our responsibility to the planet and the next generation is to go outside often and connect. Not just in our heads, but with all of our senses switched on and our hearts open

- MAREE LOWES, ISSUE 44

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  • If you're in the mood for celebrating, we've got something that should hit the spot! We've partnered with our good friends at Lighthouse Baking to bring you a selection of delicious cakes using native ingredients that are perfect for the festive season and beyond – this week, behold our beautiful Bunya Nut & Rhubarb Upside-down Cake. Serve with a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt for a dish that's as colourful as it is delicious. You'd be nuts not to!⁠
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  • "Some of our cups are wheel-thrown and some are made using a mould, but regardless of the technique, each and every one is made by hand. The cups are dried and fired once and then glazed. All of our glazes are our own recipes mixed from pure minerals and tints. The glazed cups are then loaded back into the kilns and fired again where the minerals melt to form the beautiful colours on the surface, and the clay is vitrified and turned to stone...⁠
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What I love most is that we’ve created something that’s fun and challenging – we’re doing what we love, but most importantly I feel like we’re helping and giving a little back to Mother Earth. We’ve been working hard trying to help change the culture and make single-use products a thing of the past, and it’s so rewarding to watch people – lots and lots of people – begin to make the change."⁠
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Over on the website we're got an interview with the gorgeous @potteryfortheplanet's Clare Botfield – finding out how they got started, when reusable pottery became their passion, and why they share their workspace with possums and pythons! Head to the link in bio to find out more.
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  • “From about the age of 10, my mum started sewing swimmers for me and my sister,” says Katherine. “They had stars and frills and lots of colours. Seeing how people reacted to them sparked something in me that I guess popped out later in life. I think I now make the sort of swimmers I wanted to have when I was younger."⁠
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After completing her TAFE fashion diploma (in which her mum Margaret happened to teach the swimwear module), Katherine began working with a national accessories brand. “Everyone tells you to get the industry experience you need before going out on your own,” she says. “But Instagram was starting to get big and making an online store was becoming easier, so I figured I’d just give it a go. If it didn’t work, I had nothing to lose. And here we are.”⁠
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In Issue 44 we caught up with Katherine Hampton – founder of sustainable swimwear label @campcoveswim – to find out about the label's gorgeously nostalgic feel, and how her slow-and-steady business growth is driven by her dream of making a perfectly-fitting, confidence-giving bikini "for every person on the planet – for anyone, anywhere, any gender."⁠
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