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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The Joyful Everyday

Octavia Bromell is an illustrator with one goal – to find the joy in everyday life. She’s an Adobe Creative...

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Australia Zoo

Bushfire Action: How To Help

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and helpless at the scale and severity of the current bushfire emergency. But by...

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Allpress WildCanary

FILL YOUR CUP: Wild Canary, Brisbane

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

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Peppermint maxi dress

SEWING SCHOOL: the Peppermint Maxi Dress!

Seriously – this dress! It’s a big call, but we think this is one of our favourite Sewing School designs...

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Napier Quarter Melbourne – Allpress and Peppermint magazine

FILL YOUR CUP: Napier Quarter, Melbourne

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

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COP25 fails to achieve a climate consensus

The 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, or COP25, recently...

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Forever21

Closing the doors on fast fashion? Forever 21 folds

It was news that came as a surprise to no one: Forever 21, one of the world’s longest-running and most...

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Christmas rituals

How to create your own Christmas rituals

When did Christmas become so tied to consumerism? Writer Emily Ehlers explores a few family rituals that help encourage memories...

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Bridge To Brunei

Bringing ethical fashion to Brunei

Brittanie Dreghorn, founder of sustainable fashion platform Britt’s List, was recently chosen to participate in the Australia Now ‘Youth Entrepreneur...

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Lighthouse Peppermint Tangelo cake

Celebrate: Tangelo & Wattleseed Cake

We partnered with our good friends at Lighthouse Baking to bring you a range of delicious offerings that are perfect...

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Festive food scraps and how to avoid them – Peppermint magazine

Say no to festive food waste!

With Christmas just around the corner, many of our well-stocked fridges are in danger of bursting at their temperature-controlled seams....

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Allpress Peppermint fill your cup series

FILL YOUR CUP: Bread, Espresso &, Thirroul

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

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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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  • FUNDRAISER! 🎉⁠
We're super proud to be taking part in the Biz For Bushfires auction launching today, created by @KylieLewis of @ofkin.⁠
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Biz For Bushfires is an online auction from a group of conscious organisations who have rallied together to raise funds for first nations bushfire impacted communities, mental health services for bushfire survivors and welfare services for volunteer firefighters.⁠ We've joined 57 other businesses to offer an incredible array of services for individuals, professionals, teams and business owners! ⁠
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Together we're hoping to raise $10,000 and we need your support to do it.⁠
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As Kylie says: "We believe business can be a force for good, and that conscious, caring and collaboratively-minded kin can change the world because we are #strongertogether"⁠
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We at Peppermint have donated a Double Page Spread advert along with 8 marketplace adverts in our next issue. If you'd like to give your brand a boost by promoting it on our lovely pages, then get bidding! Our Editor-In-Chief Kelley (who doubles as a photographer, among other things! @kelleytakesphotos) is also offering three business (or family) photo shoots. The auction runs from 9am Monday 20th - 9pm 26th January: head to the link in our bio to bid now to help raise funds for this important cause!⁠
#australianbushfires #bizforbushfires #businessforgood #ofkin #peppermintmagazine
  • Many local businesses in (or surrounded by) fire zones, are experiencing tough times right now, when it’s normally their busiest time of the year. Bushfire survivor @turiapitt has launched a campaign to help these companies - @spendwiththem, inspired by @buyfromthebush, another IG campaign created last year to help drought-stricken communities. You can check out roadtripforgood.org.au to find areas that have registered that they’re back open for business, so you can plan your #roadtripforgood. There is also the @emptyesky initiative, a movement of foodies and adventurers supporting local businesses affected by the #australianfires. Visit them with your #emptyesky!
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📷 of @zoeo_thelabel stocked by Milton business @missmossmilton
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#spendwiththem #buyfromthebush #shoplocal #locallove #bushfirerelief #droughtrelief #supportlocal
  • Weekend plans by @misscocofloof 🛀🏼
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  • "I've been struggling with my mental health for the better part of two decades – I actually first started drawing as therapy. I was fortunate enough to get to the point where I was earning money for my illustrations, but it wasn't really doing things that were fulfilling me. This was a really weird place for me to be at, since the whole point of me drawing in the first place was to make my life better.⁠
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I had this light bulb moment where it became very important to me to try and build my experience with mental health into my career. I think it's something I'll probably be dealing with for the rest of my life. Fortunately I'm at the point now where I am managing it, which is great, but I think that any career that I have needs to be mindful of my mental health and the things that make life sustainable for me."⁠
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Octavia Bromell @tinkoutsidethebox is an illustrator with one goal – to find the joy in everyday life. She's an Adobe Creative Resident based in the UK who began drawing after she was diagnosed with clinical depression and severe anxiety three years ago. We travelled to the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles in November (thanks to @adobe!), where we caught up with a few of the Creative Residents, including the incredibly talented Octavia. Head to our website to read more from our chat about mental health, Imposter Syndrome and creativity.⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #creativity #mentalhealth #adobe #adobemax2019 #
  • If you're keen to get your hands on Peppermint back issues, now's the time! We're donating 100% of the proceeds – not just the profits, but 100% of the purchase price – from all previous issues (excluding our current Summer Issue 44) to @foodbankaus until the end of January. Fill any holes in your library while supporting the amazing work of Foodbank, who've been getting much-needed food and supplies to fire-affected communities. Every little bit counts. 💚⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #australianbushfires #bushfirefundraiser #foodbank #bushfireappeal
  • Sew gorgeous! 💚 We’re loving this version of our #peppermintmaxidress pattern by @meghandmade, modified with ruffles and a waist tie. Now’s the time to add our latest free pattern, created in collaboration with Lauren from @elbe_textiles, to your #makenine2020. From Meg’s website, (where you can find instructions for her mods):
“The newly released #PeppermintMaxiDress by Elbe Textiles and Peppermint Magazine is officially one of my favourite garments in my wardrobe. It was relatively quick to make and suitable for beginners who want to learn some new skills. It has beautiful finishes with french seams, side split detailing, front and back facings and elasticated back. The ultimate summer staple!”
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