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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  • ✨✨ICON ALERT!✨✨As part of our tenth birthday celebrations we're dusting off our back issues and republishing some past gems for your reading pleasure! First up is Issue 19’s amazing interview with the man, the icon, Sir David Attenborough – SCREAM! Hot-tail it to the website to soak up every word (and make sure you read it all in his soothing voice), then follow the link to snap up one of the last remaining copies of Issue 19 whilst you still can!
  • Coffee, wool and Peppermint by @pomsbeanies 👌🏼 #peppermintmagazine (one more week on shelves! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️)
  • Lovely shot of the latest issue from @kaylaerobertson (only on sale for one more week - don’t miss this gorgeous issue!)
“It may not look like much, but this quiet corner is feeding the soul.” ✨
#supportindiepublishing #peppermintmagazine
  • In a small, light-filled kitchen in the heart of Byron Bay’s green hinterland, Carter Were is lovingly kneading the dough for one of her signature breads. Her gluten-free sprouted buckwheat bread, fresh organic sourdough loaves, and chiefly, her show-stopping sourdough crispbreads gently pressed with edible flowers and flavoursome herbs have become the talk of the town. She sells these – alongside other homemade or homegrown goods, including baked treats, fruit, vegetables, kraut and pickles – through her business Were Bros: a tiny food delivery company with heart that’s been embraced by the Byron Shire’s tight-knit, food-loving community. 
A lover of travel, Carter first realised “what good food was” while living and working in Greece and becoming acquainted with the local way of eating. “I learnt that as long as you have good-quality ingredients on hand – like olive oil, lemon and salt – you can make anything taste great,” she says. It was during this time that she also realised the joy she got from being in the kitchen and transforming simple ingredients into something beautiful: “I think I love food because it’s a creative outlet for me – I enjoy using my hands,” she explains.
Read more in Issue 38 of our cover story on Carter Were from @werebros. Words by Sonya Gellert, photos Nat McComas. #peppermintmagazine #jerf #foodmadewithlove #localfood #realfood
  • “Fast fashion may have a cheap price tag but it comes with massive ethical and environmental costs. A recent survey by YouGov found that 3 in 10 Australians have thrown away clothing after wearing it just once. This cheap throwaway mentality adds up to an incredible amount of waste and we really need to ask the question – when is enough, enough?”
These are the wise words of Vicki Nicola - a teacher at Melbourne’s Kangan Institute’s Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Students on the course take part in Rags to Runway - a project where they’re challenged to use recycled materials for a collection that’s then shown as part of Melbourne Fashion Week. With this year’s event taking place on 4 September, we’ve got interviews with Vicki and course student, Amy Butler, over on the website 👉👉👉👉👉 Enjoy!
  • It felt special sitting with Durga in her home and workshop, with all of her sisters, knowing that they were earning a fair wage and loving their work. After spending the last few weeks meeting women in Nepal who were married as children – some as early as six years old – and unable to earn an income, it was overwhelmingly encouraging to hear such strength and success from an unmarried woman, able to support herself and her family so wholly. “I am not married. Neither is my elder sister,” Durga says with a proud smile. “In a way, I’m free to go anywhere… I am most happy about that.”
I ask Durga how she feels about working for a Fairtrade certified supplier and what this means directly for her. “There are many things I want to say but I would like to thank you all for buying our products, because it gives us employment and we don’t have to remain unemployed.
“Because of them, we have been able to have two meals a day. Without work, we won’t be able to feed ourselves, and now we have work. Please give my regards to all of them and also express my gratitude.“
Oxfam worker Kate Bensen recently spent time in Nepal, meeting women who make some of the fair trade products sold in Oxfam stores. On our website, for Fairtrade Fortnight, she shares her story of seeing firsthand the life-altering difference of trading fairly. @oxfamaustralia #fairtradefortnight #shopfairtrade #fairtradematters #humanrights #womensrights #shopethical

Research is showing that many ancient practices are the perfect accompaniment – and antidote – to modern life.

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