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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  • It's our 11th birthday! 🎉⁠
We're super proud of the last 11 years and all that we have achieved as an indie mag with a mission to make change in the world. Thanks to you, dear readers, we've raised $20k for charity, planted hundreds of trees to capture carbon, worked with inspiring changemakers, won awards and – most importantly – helped to create meaningful change in all our lives, and in our beloved community. What's been your favourite issue? Tell us what your favourite cover was? We'd love to hear! (And if you'd like to get us a present, we'd love if you would subscribe 🎁).⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #happybirthdaytous #11yearsofpeppermint #changemakers #indiemagazines #printisnotdead
  • "The truth about my hairless habits (and probably yours, too) seems to stem from a time around 1915 when female body hair took on an entirely new meaning. Harper’s Bazaar first ran an advert for a depilatory powder declaring women’s body hair as ‘objectionable’. And Gillette, the well-known hair-removal heavyweight, was eager to conquer an untapped market. Wartime had secured men as avid consumers of their products – a clean-shaven face was expected for military service – but selling the concept of hair removal to women was a new challenge. Advertisers weren’t sure how to connect shaving to their daily lives or to persuade them to remove hair from places men did not."⁠
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Equality campaigner Alex Andrews, founder of  @gethairyfebruary, explores how women have been conditioned to remove their body hair over the last century – and discovers the freedom that can come from letting it grow. Read more in issue 42, on shelves until the end of the week.⁠
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  • "The main cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, yet 80 per cent of the world’s energy still comes from those fuels. The good news is, the world now invests more in renewables than in new fossil fuel generation. Half of China’s new capacity is renewable, as is 88% of Europe’s new capacity and 65% of India’s. The fastest growing job in US is solar panel installer and second fastest is wind turbine technician.⁠
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With vast space and heaps of sun, Australia has the capacity to be a renewable energy super-power itself. Which is good, because Australia is one of the countries most affected by temperature increases. In January 2019, 91 of the hottest 100 places on Earth were in Australia and we have the largest percentage increase of deaths attributable to climate change in the developed world."⁠
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As guests at Al Gore's recent Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane (alongside Peppermint Founder and Editor-in-Chief Kelley), @seljakbrand's Karina and Sam Seljak are well-placed to explore the climate crisis – head to the website for their thorough analysis of the current situation, and what you can do at every level to create change.👊👊👊⁠
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  • Have you signed up to our email newsletter yet? Once a month we send a selection of our fave stories, snippets and special treats, including giveaways from lovely sustainable brands like @oceanmantra – a range of handmade jewellery that donates a percentage of all profits to marine conservation projects. The label's Belle Mare collection shows particular love to the sea, with 100% of profits from the ‘Coral’ pieces going to the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef campaign, and the range also includes tributes to other ocean treasures including turtles and starfish. To be in-it-to-win-it for future dreamy giveaways, head to the website and sign up for the newsletter today!👉 👉 👉
  • "Amongst nature we stand in awe at trees that are deeply etched with the history of their own experience – we need to ignite this sense of wonderment towards ourselves and change the narrative of ageing and beauty. What it means to be a woman is unique to every single one of us, and each version is as true as the next."⁠
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Our Editor-In-Chief Kelley on female empowerment, social stigmas and ageing in the latest issue - on shelves for one more week.⁠
#peppermintmagazine #femaleempowerment #selflove #menopausetaboo #youareenough #ageingstandards
  • If you hit up the op shops this weekend, you might want to take a look at our website – we've just posted a bunch of easy upcycling ideas by @theessentialsclub, featuring things you're bound to find in your local oppie. Enjoy!⁠
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Our power lies in our differences. It lives in our truth, our honesty, our empathy and our voices – soft and uncertain, or loud and proud.

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