The 'A Climate for Change' Issue

• Art as climate activism • Digital decluttering • How to manage eco anxiety • Textile tales from Ace&Jig • Ethical sneakers • Sustainable living on a budget • Beauty and empowerment with Allie Cameron • Native celebration cakes • Free wrap top sewing pattern •

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Eight sustainable packaging alternatives

Did you know that almost half of all plastics produced worldwide are created for the packaging industry? According to data...

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Green Carpet Awards 2019

Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019

On September 22, Milan Fashion Week drew to a close with the Green Carpet Fashion Awards – a special event...

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Coral great barrier reef

A win for the reef

On September 19, as millions of us were preparing for the Global Climate Strike, the health of the Great Barrier...

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AirBnb Antarctica

Apply for Airbnb’s Antarctic Sabbatical

White tundra and cobalt waters. When we think of Antarctica, one of the world’s most remote and isolated biomes, it’s...

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NOIssue Sustainable packaging

TAKE FIVE: NO ISSUE

We all know it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but let’s face it – when it comes to getting...

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Clare Scrine Quinoa Chilli

RECIPE: BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA CHILLI

In this, our second recipe from Brisbane-based foodie Clare Scrine’s ‘The Shared Table’, we’re rustling up the kind of delicious...

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Isabel Lucas Outland Denim Alchemy

Isabel Lucas x Outland Denim

We love it when two of our faves come together for a great cause – so when actress, environmentalist and climate change...

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Komodo Chase climate change tourism

ON THE BEATEN TRACK: SIX SPOTS FOR THE ETHICAL TOURIST TO AVOID

‘Take only memories, leave only footprints’. It’s been a rallying cry for responsible tourists for decades. Ironically, it’s one footprint...

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Halloumi fritters

HERBY HALOUMI AND ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Brisbane-based food writer Clare Scrine has released a new cookbook that ticks a lot of our food boxes – her...

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Fashion G7 pact

The G7 Fashion Pact – The Future of Fashion?

The fashion industry is now responsible for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With climate discussions heating up, it...

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Amazon rainforest fashion

How fashion’s fanning the Amazon flames

It’s taken the worst fires in a decade for the world to finally realise the Amazon is in trouble. Visions...

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Peppermint Issue 43

The ‘A Climate for Change’ Issue – Out Now!

Welcome to our brand new Spring Issue 43 – we’re so glad you’re here! This edition we’re exploring the current...

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From the beginning of human time, the arts have been a powerful tool to reflect on our world and to inspire new possibilities

- GUY ABRAHAMS, ISSUE 43

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  • //GIVEAWAY// "Did you know that almost half of all plastics produced worldwide are created for the packaging industry? According to data from the World Bank, less than 14% of plastic packaging worldwide is recycled, resulting in a whopping 146 million tonnes of containers, wrappers and packets winding up in landfill every year."😱⁠ If you're a burgeoning brand or a thriving business, you're going to want to head to the website and swot up on eight sustainable ways to package your pretties without adding to the plastic problem – including using the gorgeous wares from @noissueco⁠
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Now, sound the awesomeness klaxon, as we have goodies from @noissueco⁠ to give away! We've got 1 free order of 250 sheets of custom tissue paper and 250 custom stickers⁠ to give away to a lucky winner, HURRAH. For your chance to win, leave us a comment by 20th October telling us who you'd like to send a present to, and what it would be!⁠
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  • Happy Monday! In case you missed it, it's #buynothingnewmonth, and we're loving following Brisbane-based Kati's secondhand journey at @buynothingnew2019. With the market for secondhand clothing predicted to overtake that of fast fashion in the next decade, there's no better time to visit your local oppie – you never know what treasures you might find!⁠
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  • Dreamy Sunday vibes 💚 If you'd love your weekend to look a little like this, head to the link in our bio to take part in the Peppermint 2019 Readers' Survey. By simply telling us what you think of Peppermint and the work we do, you'll go in the running to win a beautiful organic Bathroom Bliss set from @bhumi_organic_cotton – including two bath sheets, two bath towels, two wash cloths, one bath mat and one head wrap. All Bhumi products are 100% ethically made in Fairtrade factories, using only organic cotton. With a total value of $450, the set's sure to bring some all-natural gorgeousness into your bathroom!⁠
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  • "Falling on the final evening of Milan Fashion Week, this year’s Awards were attended by more than 1,000 guests, including designers and Hollywood A-listers. Australian model Adut Akech, dressed in a Valentino gown made from GOTS Certified silk, co-hosted the ceremony, itself a work of sustainable art. The concept for the evening was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci; the 500th anniversary of his death is being marked this year. Guests entered onto a green carpet fashioned from 2,000 square metres of Econyl, nylon fabric regenerated from recycled fishing nets and other ocean debris. After the event, plants and flowers used to decorate the venue were donated to the City of Milan for re-planting."⁠
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For some glam weekend reading, head to the website for our summary of the recent Green Carpet Fashion Awards – including why the gondoliers of Venice are the new breakout stars of eco-fashion.⁠
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  • International Day of the Girl 👊🏼 From the @unitednations:
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In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing countries unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls. The Beijing Declaration is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights.
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On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
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The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
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Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders. An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.
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  • “We’d both been collecting textile scraps and inspiration from our travels for years, saving them up for... something! Given our shared love of these historic remnants, it felt right to set about creating our own woven textiles that would resonate deeply and create joy. We’d seen the face of disposable fashion and knew we must do better. So we rejected it by creating our own cloth and silhouettes that would become beloved, well worn and passed along.”⁠
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If you haven't already, make sure you catch Issue 43's chat with @aceandjig founders Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson. They spilled the beans on their working process, their unique community and why they're allll about the sharing economy (plus how they select the Ace&Jig items that end up in their own personal wardrobes). It's a gem of a read – grab your copy today, folks!⁠
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