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Garden Beats 2018 - The Conscious Market by Green Is The New Black

As you may have heard, Garden Beats will be the first sustainable music festival in Singapore. (YAY!) We didn't do this alone. Our eco-warrior friends at Green Is The New Black (GITNB) are to thank and they've curated a market featuring some of the coolest local fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands who are conscious and mindful in their business. 

Introducing The Conscious Market at Garden Beats 2018...

 

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FrankSkincare

Organic small-batch skincare.

Why GITNB loves them: 

"This is a skincare range that cares for both its consumers and the planet! FrankSkincare’s entire range is made from 100% organic ingredients, carefully sourced from around the world, and packed with genuine benefits. Where possible their packaging is recycled and recyclable too. Oh and it’s small batch to control the quality and reduce waste!"

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Just Gaya's

Artisanal made brands chosen with love! Just clutches. Just bags. Just accessories.

Why GITNB loves them:

"Just Gaya’s is a multi-label online boutique dedicated to curating a collection of striking women’s accessories crafted by artisans. Just Gaya’s retails brands such as Frankitas, Isle & Tribe and Nala Designs. From using plant-based dyes, preserving the age-old art of hand-weaving to fashioning hand-printed materials, each brand is simply distinct."

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Hunter & Boo

Modern, Ethical and Sustainable  baby & children’s wear

Why GITNB loves them:

"Hunter + Boo’s clothing is produced in a small factory in beautiful Sri Lanka which employs men and women who work in a safe, respectful environment and who are paid a proper wage for everything they do. They are also Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS) certified by only using organically produced raw materials. Carrying the GOTS accreditation means that their amazing products have satisfied all the requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, providing credible assurance to the end customer. Pretty neat."

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Oh My Goodness!

Homegrown Singapore food company specialising in making moist and delicious gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free food

Why GITNB loves them: 

"Oh My Goodness! prioritises your wellness by making delicious food that’s better for you more easily available to you. If you’re part of a wheat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free household, expect to see everything you would need for mealtime in your home available at their e-bakery over the next 12 months – we’re talking pizza bases, wraps and more! Oh My Goodness! is a also low to no waste company when it comes to its operations. Repurposing ingredients and working with its customers to reuse and reduce plastic are just a couple of ways it achieves this."

 

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Lembas

A full meal in 1 drink!

Why GITNB loves them: 

"Lembas gives everyone just the right nutrients they need in just 2 minutes, to save time while also, improving your health and wellness. Being a full meal in a drink, the amount of food waste usually produced from a proper meal or over shopping at the grocery store is now eliminated. Their eventual goal is to help reduce world hunger by providing the world’s hungry with affordable, functional food. A third of the world are obese, and a third of the world are starving. By alleviating starvation, Lembas hopes that all countries may be able to progress towards developing a healthy, fulfilled society."

 

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Utama Spice

Natural and Pure Essential Oils

Why GITNB loves them: 

"All their products are free of palm oil, sulfates, parabens and any synthetic chemicals, fragrances and additives because they believe in making food for your skin! Since our skin is the body’s biggest organ, Utama Spice believes that if you wouldn’t eat it, then you shouldn’t put it on your skin either. What makes it better, the lack of harsh chemicals makes their products safe for use on children or those with sensitive skin conditions. They smell great too

They’re a small family at Utama Spice, and they think of themselves as a social enterprise that provides employment opportunities for women in the local community in Ubud, Bali. Utama Spice tries to give back by supporting local projects like the Munti Gunung Foundation, or local sustainable farming research initiatives. All their products are lovingly handmade in their ‘kitchen’ in Ubud, Bali."

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Tinee Dino

Hand Made Illustrated Cards and Stationary

Why GITNB loves them: 

"Tines Dino uses his platform to spread messages and increase awareness about plants and how we as individuals can lead a happy and healthy lifestyle while being conscious about issue happening around us. All he wants to do is create a more positive world through happier, healthier people."

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GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

Green Is The New Black is Asia's first Conscious Festival and Online Platform. They are on a mission to make conscious living the new norm and to become the number one place for sustainable brands in Asia.

It's for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. A place where fun and social environmental responsibility goes hand in hand. 

 

If you'd like to #LiveMoreConsciously, visit their website to find out what other sustainable brands you can start using.  

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Sunshine Nation

Sunshine Nation, Singapore

Sunshine Nation is a new kind of event and travel company that creates, markets and operates innovative lifestyle entertainment concepts.