At the recent Thea and Sami focus group I met the brains behind a soon-to-be-launched magazine called Peppermint. Kelley Sheenan is passionate about educating consumers on the impact that our thirst for clothing fashion has on the environment (pretty bad if you check out the statistics) but don't despair or think this means we should all be wearing hemp sacks!
Peppermint will be a magazine devoted to talking about fashion that is not only fabulous but also can be fair trade, organic, vintage, sustainable, locally produced, recycled, responsibly-made or environmentally friendly. Lyssy May's designs and store try to mix a little bit of everything from this list whenever we can so we are looking forward to stocking the magazine for our customers.
Kelley is also running a great visual art/design comp in response to a set theme where you can win great prizes as well as having your art reproduced in the magazine. Talented folks should visit the website to check out the details!