What can looking to the past tell us about living better modern lives? That’s the question we’re asking in our brand new ‘Ancient Wisdom’ winter issue 39 – on shelves now! We spoke to experts working in the fields of food, fashion, yoga and Ayurveda – such as Costa Georgiadis, Clara Vuletich, Duncan Peak and Insiya Rasiwala-Finn – to discover some ancient beliefs and practices that can help us understand more about ourselves and the world we live in.
Our cover star Carter Were talks about her passion for simple, locally produced food that’s made with love; we chat to singer, activist and former refugee Dashni Morad who’s speaking up to empower women and help children in need; and we go behind the scenes with toilet paper empire Who Gives a Crap to find out more about their social impact business model that sees them providing sanitation around the world. Environment-wise, we’re looking into why plastic straws really do suck (and what you can do about it), as well as offering up some genius zero-waste tips you might not have thought of yet (tried ‘plogging’, anyone?).
We also hear from three sets of sisters working in the fashion, beauty and music industries who are doin’ it for themselves and proving that you can mix business and family with excellent results indeed. Plus we’ve got a winter shoes/boots roundup, a fashion shoot from eco stylist Op Shop to Runway and model and environmentalist Laura Wells, a guide to our favourite indoor houseplants (and how not to kill them), a look at why striving for happiness doesn’t always work – as well as a free sewing pattern for the coolest pair of wide-leg pants that you’re going to want to make in every colour.
Ready to settle down with a cosy blanket/cup-of-tea and dive in? Snap up your copy online or from your local stockist today!
Cover image of Carter Were from Were Bros by Natalie McComas.