We tell the stories of people doing good in the world

Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty, diversity, social entrepreneurs and more, it was created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate good design and creativity, but also care about social and environmental issues and things that matter.

With diverse, carefully curated content and beautiful photography – including fashion profiles and shoots, inspiring and informative editorials, and thought-provoking, behind-the-scenes features – Peppermint is a celebration of all that’s good in our changing world.

As a small, independent publication, we tell real stories with authenticity and passion. Each issue is designed to give hope and empower you to live a better, more meaningful and more authentic life. Peppermint is designed to be read, loved and cherished – laid out on a coffee table, lovingly stored on a bookshelf as part of a collection or passed onto a friend in need of inspiration. And in this fast-paced world, we feature slow, timeless content that endures – so you can take joy from each issue for many years to come.

Each issue of Peppermint is printed in Australia on PEFC-certified paper at an FSC-certified printer and is 100% carbon neutral. We’re committed to giving back by donating to charity through our Fashion Cents program in every issue, and have supported a number of local and international organisations including Save the Children, The Butterfly Foundation, SecondBite and BlinkNow.

We believe in good people. We believe that style and sustainability can go hand in hand. We believe that positive media is key to creating change.

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  • People power! 📣 There’s only one day left to sign the petition asking the House of Representatives to declare a climate emergency in Australia. Add your name through the link at @climate.petition or via our stories.
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Petition reason:
The overwhelming majority of climate scientists around the world have concluded that the climate is changing at unprecedented rates due to anthropogenic causes. The result of these changes will be catastrophic for future generations, and so we must act now to minimise both human and environmental destruction.
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Petition request: We therefore ask the House to immediately act and declare a climate emergency in Australia. And introduce legislation that will with immediacy and haste reduce the causes of anthropogenic climate change.
#petitionen1041 #climateemergency #en1041
  • //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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(PS Noissue is just one of our awesome Issue 43 Marketplace partners offering a discount to Peppermint readers – head to the website to see more!)⠀⁠
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**The small print: this lovely giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram** #peppermintmagazine #giveaway #sustainableliving #sustainablepackaging #theplasticproblem ⁠
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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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#peppermintmagazine #ethicalclothing #buynothingnew2019 #secondhandshopping #thriftstyle #opshopping #sustainablefashion #vintageshop #slowfashionmovement #realstreestyle
  • 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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#peppermintmagazine #indiemagazines #indiepublishing #haveyoursay #organiccotton #comehometobhumi
  • "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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#peppermintmagazine #greencarpetfashionawards #greencarpetchallenge #GCFAItalia #ecoage #liviafirth #stellamccartney #ambervalletta #colinfirth
  • 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.
#internationaldayofthegirl #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalrights

It’s not a time to be despondent – it’s a time of great hope.

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