We tell the stories of people doing good in the world

Peppermint is an Australian biannual print magazine focused on style, sustainability, sewing and substance. As a small, independent publication that champions ethical fashion, diversity, inclusivity, climate action, slow living, sewing and DIY, social justice and more, we tell real stories with authenticity, thoughtfulness and passion.

Our biannual print and digital magazine is designed to give hope and empower you to live a more meaningful and mindful life. In this fast-paced world, we feature slow, timeless content that endures – so you can take inspiration from each issue for many years to come. We’re also passionate about all things craft, creativity and community, which is why we have an extensive range of gorgeous sewing patterns. Free to download, with printed copies now available in every printed magazine, our patterns will help you sew together a sustainable wardrobe to suit yourself (and our planet). Our digital magazine Sew&Tell has been designed to further satisfy your itch to stitch.

We’ve won several awards since launching in 2008, with our founder Kelley winning Best Designer (Consumer Magazines) and Graphic Designer of the Year as well as Best Sustainability Program for Publishing at the 2009 Bell Publishers Australia Excellence Awards, Consumer Magazine of the Year (under 20,000 circ) at the 2015 Publish Awards and most recently the 2021 Mumbrella Award for Sustainable Practices.

Here at Peppermint, we care deeply about not just elevating others making change, but actually making a difference ourselves. We believe that business can be a force for good and be driven by profit for purpose. We’ve donated more than $28k to charity, and for every new subscription we now plant a tree. We print in Australia on carbon-neutral paper and mail subscriptions plastic free. We use 100% renewable energy for our office. We offset 100% of our emissions through the Carbon Reduction Institute NoCO2 program on a project that lessens dependency on traditional biomass fuels – reducing emissions and deforestation  while improving livelihoods and health.

We believe that now is the time to stand together for our future and our planet. We believe that style and sustainability can go hand in hand. We believe that positive media is key to creating change.

The world needs all of us to show up, stand up and speak up, in whatever way we can. It might seem scary, it might seem insurmountable and I know at times you want to run and hide. Have a rest (and a snack) and keep going.

- Kelley Sheenan, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Peppermint Magazine