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Chinese New Year Goodies: Red and Gold Accessories, Wines and other festive treats!

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Chinese New Year is all about family reunions, red packets, eating too much, lion dances and having a lot of fun! Not just that, it’s a spiritually cleansing time of the year. A time where we can forgive and forget old grudges, laugh off all off the negative things of the last year, and welcome prosperity, happiness, and good fortune into our homes. It’s a truly joyous occasion.

Happy Chinese New Year, we wish you good health, lasting prosperity and a conscious mind

Just two weeks more to the festivities and we’ve got a treat for you to ring in the year of the dog in conscious style. You’re welcome!

EDEN + ELIE

Artisan made socially focused jewellery label | Find out more here

Get 20% off their CNY Red & Gold Necklace here

It’s all about the red and gold accessories when you go visiting. Eden + Elie is a beautiful, local, hand-crafted jewellery brand, who train and work with underprivileged local artisans providing fair and sustainable work.They are also transparent about their supply chain and the sourcing of their suppliers, ensuring that they are ethical and fair-trade all the way through. Lovely!

Get 20% off their everyday adjustable length necklace in Red & Gold for this year’s CNY here.

 


TTG WINES

Organic and biodynamic wines  | Find out more here

Shop their festive offers here  

Add a little red or white to the festivities with TTG Wine’s organic and biodynamic wines, sustainably sourced from small local European farmers. An organic wine is a wine made from grapes that have been grown without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides. A Sustainable wine is produced using a range of practices that are ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible.
Get their Salto Sangiovese (red) at $25 instead of $33 and Tavo Pinot Grigio (white) at $25 instead of  $29. Now that’s how you ring in the year of the dog!

 


TOUCH THE TOES

Eco-friendly yoga apparel &  accessories | Find out more here

Shop here for your mindful gold accessories

Gold, gold and more gold! Looking for gold accessories this year to bring abundant wealth and happiness for the new year? Touch The Toes has 3 gold specials for the mindful and conscious. From yoga clothes to fitness attire or mats and accessories, all their labels use only organic cotton, bamboo blends, recycled or upcycled materials, and employ sustainable production practices:

  • 1. The Mindful Company – Reminder Cuff: “Breathe” is a reminder to use your breath to anchor you to the present moment. 
  • 2. Satya Jewelry – Crown Chakra Pendant: The seventh of the chakras, the Crown Chakra—or Sahasrara—is the Divine Awakening, where all energies meet and light emanates, illuminating all knowledge and understanding 
  • 3. Shivaloka – Cintamani:  Cintamani is the divine channel, which transforms your karma, so these become natural by-products of life through conscious intention

 


UTAMA SPICE

Natural and Pure Essential Oils | Find out more here

Use the code GITN-GONGXI for an 8% discount (8 is an auspicious number) here.

We all love those mandarin oranges! Utama Spice’s Tangerine Lip BalmsTangerine Liquid Soap and our Citrus Fresh Body Mist are packed full of citrus fruit essential oils. The Body Mists particularly will help you stay cool and fresh throughout your Chinese new year visits and will help you cut through the smell of the lunar new year goodies so you don’t smell like a walking piece of bak kwa. You can also use their Energizing Yoga Mat Spray (citrus scented) as a room spray – again, citrus essential oils. Clean your mobile phone screen with it too when it gets greasy from the pineapple tarts or other CNY goodies. All their products are 100% natural and support local sustainable farming research initiatives in Bali.


BAKENING

Gluten & Dairy-Free Pineapple Tarts

Check out their CNY goodie specials here

Speaking of pineapple tarts, these gluten & dairy-free pineapple tarts by Bakening are made without any flour, butter, sugar, or eggs. Their jam is also made from scratch with fresh pineapples, carefully cooked over long hours in small batches to ensure that it dries without burning. Bakening is built upon the belief in eating real food, trusting that nature knows best.All goodies found here are flourless, paleo & vegetarian/vegan, and are free from all grains, gluten, dairy, refined/artificial sugar, soy, additives, gums, colourings and preservatives. Perfect for the health conscious during CNY.


APRES AVANT

Conscious Lifestyle and Beauty | Find out more here

Use the code “GITNB” for a complimentary sample sized pod of their Akar Skin’s Ruby Tint Lip Butter here (valid for the month of February)

A little tint of red without going overboard, go for Apres Avant‘s Akar Skin’s Ruby Tint Lip Butter. Traditional lip balms contain petroleum derived from mineral oil which creates a false sense of hydration by sealing the lips with a plastic-like coat, clogging and suffocating the pores, ageing it in time. Yuck! the Akar Skin’s Ruby Tint Lip Butter is made with a concoction of soothing and nutrient-rich oils that will smooth lines and keep lips supple and glossy. With its colour derived from alkanes root, it will leave a subtle red hue on the lips. It is the perfect hydration for even the driest lips.

 

OH MY GOODNESS

Local moist & delicious gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free food | Find out more here. 

Use promo code GOOD4CNY18 to enjoy 15% off here.

In Celebration of the Year of the Dog, enjoy Oh My Goodness’s moist & delicious signature dark chocolate cake with a fabulous orange twist. And guess what, you get them as little doggy paw and doggy bone minicakes. SO CUTE! As always, these minicakes are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. They are also paleo-friendly.

>> Find out how you can have a more conscious Chinese New Year here. 

We hope you enjoy some of the conscious goodies while you are celebraing in the year of the dog.

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A geography nerd from NUS, Trisha is a life-loving green enthusiast with a passion for conscious events. Having worked at Habitat for Humanity Singapore previously and now the community & event manager at Green Is The New Black, she has an incredible passion for people and the environment. She believes that everyone can do a little to make the world a better place.

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