Green is the New Black x SPARK
Two Trendsetting Events. One Unforgettable Weekend

GITNB x SPARK 2017

Green Is the New Black is pleased to announce the third annual Green Is the New Black: The Conscious Festival. To be held across two days on Friday, 12 May 2017 (5pm to 10pm) and Saturday, 13 May 2017 (10am to 6pm) at Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, the festival aims to empower individuals to take action and LiveMoreConsciously, through a mindful marketplace (free entry) and transformational talks (ticketed).

As the first festival of its kind in Singapore, Green Is The New Black (GITNB) is a conscious festival for people who want to improve the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand.

This year, GITNB have co-branded the event to encompass two festivals in one, partnering with SPARK, Asia’s first festival that celebrates love, intimacy and relationships. SPARK aims to promote healthy, happy and fulfilling connections with oneself and another – providing knowledge and inspiration to #LoveMore-Consciously.

GITNB Workshops and Marketplace

Together, GITNB x SPARK creates a holistic experience for visitors to live fully, with the wellbeing of the world, others and self in mind. The two-day festival will fuse thought leaders, change makers, music and brands with mindfulness, the pursuit of happiness, and meaningful connections.

Founder of Green Is The New Black, Stephanie Dickson, says, “Living more consciously is really about living wide awake – understanding how your decisions affect not only you, but also your surroundings and the environment. We truly believe that if each and everyone of us was a little more conscious in a few aspects of our lives, we would be happier, healthier and lessen the burden on the planet. This is why we do what we do, and we thank Resorts World Sentosa for sharing our vision towards a better, greener world and providing this perfect venue for a very meaningful festival.”

Resorts World Sentosa – the official venue partner of this year’s event and a premium lifestyle destination resort – is a forerunner in championing environmental sustainability, marine conservation and corporate social responsibility. As part of its Sustainability21 Strategy, the integrated resort has invested in responsible sourcing across its retail merchandise, food and beverage, hotel amenities and cleaning services.

Recognised by the Building and Construction Authority for effective integration of the natural landscape and environment in its architectural design, Resorts World Sentosa has witnessed in a 2016 study a significant return of wild birdlife to its grounds since the completion of the resort development. The S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, one of world’s largest oceanariums, is committed to inspire positive change towards ocean conservation and protection of marine diversity through education, research, community outreach and a successful breeding programme.

Erin Chen, Founder of SPARK says, “I’m very excited to be partnering with GITNB for the launch of SPARK. We believe that intimacy and relationships are as integral to our well-being as nutrition and exercise – yet there are still many myths and taboos surrounding topics like sensuality, body confidence, self love and long term passion for couples. But how do we change something for the better if we can’t even have a conversation about it? That’s what SPARK is about – a space that sparks curiosity, discovery and connection.”

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The Return in 2017
GITNB provides a curated platform to showcase and spotlight mindful local and regional brands and influencers, who are making meaningful change in their industries and doing good in the world. In 2016, the event featured over 20 speakers, 70 local brands, attracted over 1000 attendees and reached over 3 million people digitally.

With SPARK coming onboard as a sister event, this year’s edition of GITNB will be bigger and better.

In a snapshot, what goes down at the two-day event:

  • Two Stages! (13 May only)
    GITNB Stage with Transformative TALKS
    SPARK Stage with Intimate KONVERSATIONS
  • Two Marketplaces!
    GITNB Mindful MARKETPLACE
    SPARK Love & Play MARKETPLACE
  • Meet The Makers and artisans behind the brands
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Healthy & Delicious GRUB

In addition to partnering with Spark and adding a second day, new elements this year include an entire section
dedicated to Meet The Makers (MTM), where visitors can get up close and personal with the artisans of mindful brands. There will be 20+ makers from around the region for this showcase, providing an opportunity for conscious consumers to interact directly with maker communities and experience their creative processes through live demonstrations and workshops.

“Our vision is to see Meet The Makers Singapore evolve into a regional arts and craft showcase. We see it as a step towards reclaiming the “Made in Asia” label, which has become synonymous with unsustainable, even harmful mass manufacturing, for those striving to preserve the rich craft heritage of this diverse region”, says Naomi Jacob, MTM Singapore representative and Co-Founder of Coopita.com.

Details
The event is FREE TO ENTER for the public, however there is a fee for the two stages – the TALK4S and the KONVERSATIONS. Tickets will be available at the official website.

For all updates guests can log on to the event page.

There is a complimentary shuttle bus which will run every 15 minutes from Vivo City directly to the event
location.

Event Dates & Time: Fri 12 May 2017, 5-10pm | Sat 13 May 2017, 10am-6pm
Venue: Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Admission: FREE ENTRY to the festival – Marketplace, Meet the Makers, Grub & Music.
Tickets required for access to GITNB and SPARK Stages
($75 Per Track or $180 All Access Pass).




the FESTIVAL (12 and 13 May)
The festival is a 360-degree immersive experience into living and loving more consciously and includes:

Two Marketplaces!
a. GITNB Mindful MARKETPLACE – A platform featuring local fashion, art, beauty and lifestylebrands who are conscious and mindful in their business practices.
b. SPARK Love & Play MARKETPLACE – Shop intimate & empowering brands.

GITNB Workshops Marketplace

Meet The Makers
Directly interact with maker communities and experience their creative flair through live workshops and demonstrations.

Healthy & Delicious GRUB
A gathering of a diverse and exciting group of food vendors that will exemplify healthy options that do not sacrifice on taste.

Live Local Music & Entertainment
Featuring local bands and entertainers, providing exposure for the Singaporean entertainment industry to a community of conscious consumers.


GITNB – the TALKS (13 May only)
There will be 3 tracks exploring conscious living, working and fashion:
1. MIND: Living And Leading Consciously
Master your mind and learn how to live wide awake, step our of your own way and conscious leadership with business

2. EARTH: There Is No Planet B
Dive into sustainability, climate action, the power of change and environmental leadership

3. ETHICS: Shaping a Sustainable Future For Fashion
Discover the true cost, shaping a sustainable future and ethical leadership


SPARK – the KONVERSATIONS
There will be 3 tracks exploring conscious love, relationships and innovation:
1. SELF LOVE: Igniting The Passion Within
To connect with another, we need to first be connected with ourselves. Explore what it means to truly love and accept yourself

2. RELATIONSHIPS: Burn That Fire Baby
How do we maintain intimacy & passion when we barely have enough time for life in general? Uncover the myths and truths about love and passion

3. PIONEERS: Shaping The Future of Sexual Wellness
Technology and social attitudes are changing the way we connect intimately. Meet the people who are showing the world that it is possible to approach sexual wellness without shame and taboo