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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  • GIVEAWAY!⁠
🎄Peppermint’s 7 days of Christmas is here🎄⁠
We’ve partnered with some of our favourite ethical and sustainable brands to give away treats galore to our lovely community, and first up is your chance to win one of twenty pairs of Christmas undies from Thunderpants! Made in New Zealand using Certified Organic and Fairtrade cotton, this fun festive print is the latest Christmas offering from Thundies – a small, ethical, family-owned business that's been creating underwear since 1995.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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For your chance to win, just follow @thunderpantsnz and tag a friend below by 11.59pm on the 12th Dec (and tag as many friends as you like – each tag is a different entry!) Australian and NZ addresses only please. Good luck!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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  • If you're in the mood for celebrating, we've got something that should hit the spot! We've partnered with our good friends at Lighthouse Baking to bring you a selection of delicious cakes using native ingredients that are perfect for the festive season and beyond – this week, behold our beautiful Bunya Nut & Rhubarb Upside-down Cake. Serve with a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt for a dish that's as colourful as it is delicious. You'd be nuts not to!⁠
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Recipe by @nimsxx, styling by @lyndelmiller_stylist, photography by @mindicooke. @bakewithlighthouse #peppermintmagazine #lighthousebaking #celebrationcakes #christmasbaking #festivebaking
  • Christmas Goodie Bags! If you haven't snapped up a subscription (for yourself or a friend) now is the time, with these fabulous goodies up for grabs.⁠
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We have two choices currently on offer, with this goodie bag (worth more than $140+) containing the following treats:⁠
🎄An annual subscription to Peppermint – four issues over 12 months delivered every three months starting from issue 45 (due out February 2020).⁠
🎄The current issue of Peppermint (Issue 44).⁠
🎄An exclusive organic cotton, Fairtrade Peppermint ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ reusable tote bag.⁠
🎄Mineral Goddess natural, vegan lip pencil from @kyliesprofessional in ‘Earthy’. Soft and safe for sensitive skin, containing certified organic waxes and oils.⁠
🎄Tea tree and vetiver body wash from @lovebeautyandplanet_anz (400ml), packaged in 100% recycled plastic.⁠
🎄Radiant face oil from @be_genki (10ml), with organic plant oils, antioxidants and active botanical extracts, this face oil is designed for sensitive skin to help soothe and moisturise.⁠
🎄Superdark Crisp Mint Certified Organic and Fairtrade vegan chocolate from @alterecopacific (75g).⁠
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Be quick! Head to the link in our bio now...⁠
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  • "Some of our cups are wheel-thrown and some are made using a mould, but regardless of the technique, each and every one is made by hand. The cups are dried and fired once and then glazed. All of our glazes are our own recipes mixed from pure minerals and tints. The glazed cups are then loaded back into the kilns and fired again where the minerals melt to form the beautiful colours on the surface, and the clay is vitrified and turned to stone...⁠
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What I love most is that we’ve created something that’s fun and challenging – we’re doing what we love, but most importantly I feel like we’re helping and giving a little back to Mother Earth. We’ve been working hard trying to help change the culture and make single-use products a thing of the past, and it’s so rewarding to watch people – lots and lots of people – begin to make the change."⁠
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Over on the website we're got an interview with the gorgeous @potteryfortheplanet's Clare Botfield – finding out how they got started, when reusable pottery became their passion, and why they share their workspace with possums and pythons! Head to the link in bio to find out more.
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#peppermintmagazine #potteryfortheplanet #sustainableliving #plasticfree #singleuseplastic #ethicalgifts #ceramics
  • Our Christmas Goodie Bags are flying out the door - it’s the perfect gift to purchase while avoiding the chaos of a shopping mall!
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We have two fabulous choices, with offer one containing these goodies for only $85 (worth a whopping $140+):
🎄 An annual subscription to Peppermint – four issues over 12 months delivered every three months starting from issue 45 (due out February 2020).
🎄 The current issue of Peppermint (Issue 44).
🎄 An exclusive organic cotton, Fairtrade Peppermint ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ reusable tote bag.
🎄 Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart of @lowtoxlife, published by @murdochbooks.
🎄 Sleepy body lotion from @lush_ausnz (95g) made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, Fairtrade organic cocoa butter and calming lavender flower.
🎄 Super Greens biodegradable sheet mask from @sukinskincare (25ml) enriched with a blend of kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella to detoxify, hydrate and revitalise dull skin.
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Be quick! Head to link in our bio now...
#peppermintmagazine #ecogifts #greenchristmas
  • “From about the age of 10, my mum started sewing swimmers for me and my sister,” says Katherine. “They had stars and frills and lots of colours. Seeing how people reacted to them sparked something in me that I guess popped out later in life. I think I now make the sort of swimmers I wanted to have when I was younger."⁠
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After completing her TAFE fashion diploma (in which her mum Margaret happened to teach the swimwear module), Katherine began working with a national accessories brand. “Everyone tells you to get the industry experience you need before going out on your own,” she says. “But Instagram was starting to get big and making an online store was becoming easier, so I figured I’d just give it a go. If it didn’t work, I had nothing to lose. And here we are.”⁠
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In Issue 44 we caught up with Katherine Hampton – founder of sustainable swimwear label @campcoveswim – to find out about the label's gorgeously nostalgic feel, and how her slow-and-steady business growth is driven by her dream of making a perfectly-fitting, confidence-giving bikini "for every person on the planet – for anyone, anywhere, any gender."⁠
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📸 @isabellakerstens #peppermintmagazine #campcoveswim #ethicalfashion #sustainableswimwear #retroswimwear #econyl⁠

Change is progress; it builds resilience and helps you adapt to new situations, and takes you places you’ve never been.

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