The Hope Issue

Choose hope • Five awesome art prints • Indigenous beauty • Zero-waste kitchen tips • Glennon Doyle • Sustainable floristry • Turia Pitt • Full-circle farming • Veggies from scraps • Courtney Adamo • Button-up dress pattern •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

THE DAILY RHYTHM // CAPULUS & CO

Christian Sullivan McNeill is co-founder & barista at Capulus & Co – a tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shop he and his...

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ISSUE 39: FREE SEWING PATTERN

Could this sweet-as button-up dress be your spring wardrobe staple? Layered for cooler days or on its own for summer,...

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12 YEARS TO SAVE THE WORLD

Twelve years – that’s how long the global community has left to contain rising temperatures before we risk a full-blown...

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Milkwood - Elderflower Soda

RECIPE: Wild fermented elderflower soda

If you’re looking for the ideal refreshing drop to take you right through the hotter months, this homemade elderflower soda...

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THE DAILY RHYTHM // CLUNES STORE

Clunes Store, in the picturesque northern NSW village of Clunes, is a lot more than simply a store – it’s...

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Anchor Foods Kangaroo Burgers

SIX SEASONS: Yongar Burgers

The calendar of the South West’s Nyoongar people includes six annual seasons – Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang –...

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Avenue Boutique online vintage shopping

7 AMAZING ONLINE VINTAGE STORES

While it’s hard to beat the familiar smell of an op-shop or the joy that comes with unearthing a gem...

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THE DAILY RHYTHM // EGG OF THE UNIVERSE

Harry Lancaster is owner of Egg Of The Universe  – a yoga studio and wholefoods cafe in Sydney’s Rozelle. Along...

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online sustainable fashion courses

SUSTAINABLE FASHION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Whether you want to create your own business, shake up the status quo or just become a more conscious consumer,...

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FROM THE ARCHIVES // Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall’s favourite toy as a child was a plush chimpanzee given to her by her father after a baby...

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THE DAILY RHYTHM // KEPOS STREET KITCHEN

Michael Rantissi is chef and owner of Kepos Street Kitchen, Kepos & Co and Kepos Catering – thriving Sydney-based Middle...

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Peppermint Issue 39 cover: Leah Musch

THE TENTH BIRTHDAY ISSUE: OUT NOW!

Hip hip hooray, it’s our 10th birthdaaaaay, and boy do we have an issue for you! This not-to-be-missed bumper edition...

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Every heartbeat is proof that you’ve got another try. There is no running out of tries. Life is forever tries.

- GLENNON DOYLE, ISSUE 39

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  • Lovely little flatlay by @sheo_design 👌🏼 #peppermintmagazine
  • WE CAN DO BETTER //
Better business is about more than just the bottom line. We can’t wait to hear from Timothy O’Brien from @hatched_io at our better.business event talking about purpose and what you want to leave as your legacy. Link to tickets in bio.
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Tim is the founder of Hatched, an advisory firm that designs business models that have purpose at their core. He helps businesses articulate why they exist and strategically designs their businesses to do good and be impactful. Hatched works with purposeful businesses like Aesop, TOM Co, Marque Lawyers, Myuma Group’s Spinafex Project and many more. Tim believes business is a powerful force for change. The businesses he helps build are proven to be more resilient, productive and ultimately profitable – he brings a human approach and practical business perspective when designing and implementing purpose-based models. He works as a coach, advisor and consultant for individuals, start-ups and more established businesses, as well as larger organisations. #peppermintmagazine #purposedriven #peppermintbetter #wecandobetter
  • “Over lunchtime we have a fairly constant stream of people until we close. Luckily we’re a small enough business that almost everything we make we’re able to sell, which means almost zero-wastage – that’s crucial to the financial success of a business, but also to maintaining an environmentally sustainable one.  Our family is very environmentally conscious… I’m not sure if living in Brunswick has had that effect on us? Our coffee cups and lids are biodegradable, but luckily many of our customers bring their own reusable cups or mugs – one of our favourite customers, Carroll, brings an old Vegemite glass container with its lid every morning. We also have porcelain glasses for customers who want to sit outside or drink at the window. We use biodegradable bags for storing coffee grounds and give them away as a fertiliser to friends and family to use for compost – we certainly never throw them away, that’s for sure. We also hardly consume any plastic – we all have a responsibility to the earth, whether or not you own a business.”
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Christian Sullivan McNeill is co-founder & barista at @capulusandco – a tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shop he and his family operate from their home in Melbourne’s Brunswick. Since opening in early 2018, the cafe’s established itself as a small place with big heart – we caught up with Christian to find out how his day unfolds through a window in the latest of our web series The Daily Rhythm ☕️ (on our website).
#peppermintbettertogether #sustainablefood #ethicalbusiness #familybusiness #community #peppermintmagazine #thedailyrhythm @allpressespresso 📷 @lauramarii
  • Super excited for our friends at  @outlanddenim 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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“We cannot think of a more suitable woman to carry the Outland Denim brand. A big thank you to the Duchess of Sussex (and bump!) for choosing to wear Outland Denim” 👊🏼 #royaltouraustralia #madedifferent #zeroexploitation #GameOnDownUnder #IG2018 #DukeandDuchessofSussex #meghanmarkle #meghanmarklestyle #duchessofsussex #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion 📸 Samir Hussein & Getty Images
  • We rise by lifting others 👌🏼 These perfect words below from @theothelabel
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Guys, I got nothing. I’ve tried three different opening paragraphs and there’s no flowwwwwwwww. (Ha, did you read my last post? There was plenty of that talk there…) I promised a friend I would post on here every single day for 1 week so that’s what I’m going to do! I’m feeling the fear of a lacklustre image and caption, but I’m posting anyway.

A lot of people will think that it’s really not a big deal, but for me it has been.

I’m what you call a perfectionist, and I absolutely loath it. I used to think it was a compliment, a good trait and the pursuit of high standards.

It’s not AT ALL. It’s toxic. It takes over my brain and tells me that there’s no point doing ‘x’ because it won’t be as good as ‘y’. That my clothing label is a failure because not all of the cotton is organic.

That there’s no point trying to go zero waste because I enjoy Arnott’s biscuits too much.

That the blog post I just spent 3 hours writing is not good enough to go live.

So here I am. Showing up anyway, and feeling SUPER proud of it! (Something else I’m trying to get better at - celebrating victories!) If you’re a fellow perfectionist, I feel you and I understand you. Let me tell you that you are 100% perfect exactly as you are, because God doesn’t make mistakes.
#peppermintmagazine #progressoverperfection #youareperfect #werisebyliftingothers
  • WE CAN DO BETTER //
Better business is about inclusivity, openness and intention. We’re extremely happy to be bringing John Elliott to Brisbane for our better.business event, to talk about how to use business to improve people’s lives. Link to tickets in bio.
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John Elliott was formerly the Managing Director of TOMS Australia & New Zealand, the One for One company that improves people’s lives. John was responsible for the brand’s significant business growth and awareness since TOMS launched in the Australian and New Zealand market in 2012. An influential leader and longstanding practitioner of corporate social responsibility, John is committed to finding great vehicles to align himself with to make the world a better place for the next generation. He is a founding board member of B Lab Australia and New Zealand that look after B Corporations who are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. John also sits on the Retail advisory board of Save the Children, Australia. John has years of insider experience and a realistic, pragmatic view on how companies can create real change. John is also the founder of Save Our Soles, an Australian company that is committed to recycling unwanted footwear in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
#peppermintbetter #peppermintmagazine #betterbusiness #wecandobetter