Peppermint is a green fashion magazine, covering eco and ethical style with a fun, fresh, intelligent and positive spin. Encouraging you to get off the trend mill, Peppermint promotes individuality, respect and DIY personal style, by showcasing the best of eco designers from Australia and the rest of the world. Fashion, beauty, art, craft, and culture; all with a twist of lime.
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plant one on me! • Pretty up your pout with this plant-powered pick of vegan makeup products.
tickled pink • Drawing the bits we’re often told to hide, Christine Yahya, known as Pink Bits on Instagram, is illustrating a more inclusive world.
count to zen • Can daily meditation actually change your brain? We try mindfulness for a month to explore the benefits for mind, body and soul.
just add water • Australian freediver Julia Wheeler captures enchanting photographs of the magic in the ocean to share a powerful message about the state of our world. But her conservation vision isn’t limited to the big blue.
walking lightly • Anna and Ran Yona put their best foot forward to create a minimalist shoe business with heart and sole.
pause for thought • Grounded in ageism and wrapped in outdated social taboos and stigma, menopause isn’t something we often talk about. But that’s slowly changing – one conversation at a time.
toughen up • Frustrated by chafing and on-the-job discomfort, labourer-turned-designer Mimosa Schmidt’s coveted range of femme workwear tackles issues of sizing and women-at-work stereotypes.
buying power • From commodity activism to femvertising, empowerment has long been the advertising industry’s tactic – co-opting feminist ideologies and the power and language of movements to sell us things…
zero waste, baby! • Think the only thing standing between you and zero-waste parenting is your willpower? Well, hold on to your placentas, parents, comedian Veronica Milsom is here to share some home truths…
breathing space • For so many First Nations people, finding the space for self-care is sacrificed in the daily fight for equality. But survival isn’t – and shouldn’t be – only defined by the struggle.
material world • Weightless, ethereal, at one with nature… the answer is blowing in the wind.
dashing prints • Colour-crazy? Right this way for clashy-cool, OTT patterns in hyperchromatic hues…
waste deep • Recycling has a huge role to play in tackling the ever-growing fashion-waste crisis. But it’s so much more than just using end-of-life fabrics and post-consumer waste.
one mitt wonder • The humble oven mitt might just be the hardest working item in our kitchen arsenal. So why not jazz it up by making your own!
Things you’ll need
jump start • When it comes to our automotive choices, it seems Australia won’t be rocking down to electric avenue any time soon. So how far along are we on the road to an electric future?
fever stitch • The slow, meditative practice of hand embroidery is not just a fun, accessible craft – it leaves you with a gorgeous piece of fabric art magicked out of a needle and thread.
light of clay • For creative all-rounder Erin Lightfoot, a love of patterns has seen her make her distinctive mark on everything from ceramics to clothing.
how bro can you sew • If 2020 was the year of sewing, then 2021 could be the year of the ‘sew bro’ –...