Peppermint Issue 42

The Hear Us Roar Issue

• Making herstory • A life without waste • The last female taboo • First-nation fashion • Love your gut • The no-shave movement • #memade wardrobes • DIY Australian native plant oil soap • Free everyday dress pattern •

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Bank Australia Clean Money

THE CLEAN MONEY REVOLUTION

In Issue 41, we took an in-depth look at clean money – what it means, and why it matters. With...

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Peppermint magazine Wrap skirt #memademay

#memademay – the Peppermint wrap skirt!

With so many clever sew-and-sews whipping up their very own Issue 41 Peppermint wrap skirt as part of #memademay, we...

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Waste-Free Living tips

Waste-free living: legacy waste

For Tasmanian couple Lauren and Oberon Carter and their children, going zero-waste resulted in their total rubbish from the last...

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Peppermint magazine Issue 42

The ‘Hear Us Roar’ Issue – Out Now!

Welcome to our brand-new Issue 42! This issue we’re delving into some of the big issues affecting women – equality,...

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Toblerone Bliss Balls

‘Toblerone’ Bliss Balls

Creating recipes for everything from bites and bombs to truffles and bars, Kenko Kitchen founder Kate Bradley is raising the...

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New zero-waste tips

Five new ways to go zero-waste

Back in Issue 38 we were talking all things zero-waste with writer Emily Ehlers (aka @ecowithem), who gave us a...

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Wholemeal flatbread

SIX SEASONS: Wholemeal Flatbread with Australian Dukkah

Did you know the calendar of the South West’s Nyoongar people includes six different seasons? Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba...

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2019

Fashion Week goes green

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicking off yesterday, organiser IMG has announced this year will mark the start of a three-year...

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buckwheat soup in pot overhead

Japanese Buckwheat Soup

As the weather starts to truly turn, we’re delighted to share our second cosy extract from The Fruitful Kitchen –...

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Women for the World

In 1 Million Women, founder Natalie Isaacs created a global movement of female climate change campaigners, determined to divert global...

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Bare for good

Stripping down for Fashion Revolution week, Australian ethical underwear brand Mighty Good Undies (who have achieved an A+ rating by...

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Jack Johnson wants you to BYOBottle

Jack Johnson – famed not just for his much-loved music but for his tireless environmental campaigning – is spearheading a...

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Femininity is personal, and powerful, and it can never be taken away from you.

- ALEX ANDREWS, ISSUE 42

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  • 🌏 REFUGEE WEEK 🌏 Today marks the start of Refugee Week – a time that shines a light on the issues facing refugees, and focuses attention on the kind of positive action we can all take to make a difference. This year's theme – #withrefugees – invites us all to share a meal and share a story, and you can find out exactly how to do so on the Refugee Week website. On top of that, you could also do your bit whilst doing the planet a solid with one of these awesome reusable bags from @kholo_thelabel, exclusively designed by Aussie artists @laurablythman, @peachesandkeen and @mwestonart. All proceeds from the sale of the bags go to @asrc1, which helps provide food, housing, healthcare and legal support to people who would otherwise be at risk of destitution. Treat yo'self, treat a pal, treat anyone you like – all the while knowing you're also giving a helping hand to someone in need. 💚⠀
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Stylist – @beckielittler 📸– @helenalapetite #peppermintmagazine #refugeeweek #refugeeweek2019 #givegood #kholothelabel #madewithlove #handmade #australianartists #asrc⠀
  • Lazy Saturday in the Peppermint tee... 🌱
Our limited edition Peppermint Flora tee is the perfect addition to your winter layering wardrobe! Ethically made and hand-screenprinted in West Bengal using 100% GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton and organic dyes, these gorgeous tees were created in partnership with @liminalapparel and @freesetglobal – who provide employment for women who’ve survived sex trafficking. All that and they look beautiful – snap one up from our website today!
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#peppermintmagazine #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #fairtradefashion
  • The QLD Gov have just given the final green light to the Adani coal mine. 👎🏼The mine in the Galilee Basin will be one of the largest coal mines in the world and will generate an estimated 4.7 billion tonnes of carbon pollution over its lifetime (which is only said to be 60 years!). With coal mining being the top contributor to the climate crisis, the documented risks to the area’s biodiversity and the Great Barrier Reef, the fight from the original Indigenous owners of the land along with our commitment to keep temperatures from emissions well under 2 degrees as per the Paris Agreement, the decision to go ahead is senseless at best, and down-right dangerous at worst.
‘Australia’s environmental processes are a farce and today’s anti-science decision shows it up. Overarching all this is the absence of an assessment of the impact that burning the Galilee Basin coal will have on Earth’s climate emergency – culpable behaviour by both the coalition and Labor in office,” says @bobbrownfoundation
CEO of @theclimatecouncil Amanda McKenzie says “Queenslanders are very vulnerable to worsening extreme weather, particularly floods and extreme heat. Burning coal is driving climate change. The reality is that we cannot have both thermal coal mining and a safe climate. It is one or the other.”
There are alternatives that already exist in renewables that support both jobs and our planet. It’s not too late - use your voice to let the government know that our future - economically and environmentally - is worth standing up for. 👊🏼🌍👊🏼
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✏️ @brenna_quinlan
#stopadani #protectthereef #climatecrisis #yourethevoice
  • // PEPTALKS GIVEAWAY! // Not long til PepTalks hits Melbourne for a night of inspiration and treats galore – and we have two tickets to give away! To go into the draw just tag someone you'd love to take with you on Thurs 27th June – feel free to comment as many times as you like, with one friend tagged per comment! The winner will be drawn at 4pm tomorrow, Friday 14th June – good luck, friends!⠀
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#peppermintmagazine #pmpeptalks #melbourneevents #eveningswithmeaning **The small print: this lovely giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram**
UPDATE: congrats to @jessebree for winning the double pass! 🎉
  • "Most of us trust a bank to manage our money when we’re not using it. When it comes to choosing what institution we use, interest rates, ATM fees and mobile apps often bear the most weight in our decisions. But have you ever stopped to consider the ethics of your bank, and what sort of ventures your hard-earned cash might be financing? “The money you put in your bank account doesn’t just sit there waiting for you to take it out or to make a purchase,” explains Fiona Nixon, head of corporate affairs at Bank Australia. “The bank uses that money in the meantime, putting it towards its other business activities – which could include funding things you don’t agree with.”"⠀
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You might have heard of clean money, but you may not know what it means or why it matters. To find out more, we partnered with our good friends at @bankaust to take an in-depth look at what your savings are up to whilst they're sitting in the bank (because without knowing it, you could be funding anything from weaponry to fossil fuels - eek!), and what you can do to make your money count. Head to our stories for a preview, then hop on over to the website for the full lowdown from Issue 41. ✨(Awesome illustration produced for our feature by @carladrawz)✨⠀
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#peppermintmagazine #bankaustralia #cleanmoney #ethicalbanking
  • "It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless when we see the myriad threats our world faces – but, you know, action can actually help deal with fear. Having said that, deciding exactly where to channel your energy can be tricky.⠀
As one person, there’s so much you can do to help create a better and brighter world, but you can’t do everything. Instead, start with one specific focus. This could be something small, like convincing your local coffee shop to create a mug library to provide your community with an alternative when they forget to BYO cup.⠀
What issue tugs at your heart and lights a fire in your belly? We often feel compelled to act on problems that we’re personally connected to, or that we’ve experienced firsthand in our own lives, so take your clues from there. This connection to your ‘why’ is also a great reminder if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed down the track."⠀
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In issue 42 Harriet Spark - AKA @grumpyturtledesign - tells us 'How To Find Your Thing', and start making change in the world.⠀
#peppermintmagazine #changemaker #findyourthing #findyourcalling #changetheworld #smallsteps #createchange