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The green advantage

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | Team Viva

The green advantage

Diwali offers an opportunity to reflect on turning the clock back on climate change. Allow the Earth a reason to celebrate by giving gifts that are meaningful, sustainable and non-toxic. Compiled by Team Viva

Fossil Everette solar watch for him

The highlight of Fossil’s Solar Everette is the solar powered carbon case which adds to the pro-planet attributes of this wristwatch. The solar digital movement offers features like 12 or 24 hour time, chronograph mode, backlight, countdown timer, alarm, and second time zone.

Priced at Rs 13,995.

Jacqueline solar watches for her

Solar powered, sustainable and available in several shades, this collection by Fossil is made with pro-planet materials. It is created with Litehide straps that reduce water usage during the tanning process. Adding to its attributes are the use of recycled stainless steel, and its signature solar movement. 

Priced at Rs 9,995

Joshua cactus leather wallet

Made with recyclable leather in chocolate brown and black, this wallet is the perfect gift for men who love fashion as well as the planet. Primarily made from cactus leather, a vegan alternative to traditional leather, the eco-friendly option offers a blend of sustainability and impressive performance.

Priced from Rs 2,495 to Rs 3,795

Prahna Superfood

Prahna Superfoods, a homegrown organic brand, has on offer Festive Special Turmeric Care Packs with naturally grow high curcumin Lakadong Turmeric and turmeric infused mixes, with eight per cent more curcumin which is almost three to four times more curcumin content as compared to other household brand. It has an infusion of organic cinnamon along with the goodness of real almonds and organic jaggery.

Their festive care pack’s set of three includes:

Pure Turmeric, for your everyday use with high levels of curcumin for your immunity. Their Lakadong turmeric is grown ethically and sourced from select farms nestled in the valleys of Meghalaya.

Vanilla-Cardamom Golden Milk Mix, which contains a dash of turmeric, perfectly-balanced with vanilla organic cardamom and jaggery.

Almond Cinnamon Golden Milk Mix, comes as a blend of bold and chunky almonds, mixed with organic cinnamon and pure turmeric with the hint of jaggery.

The set of three is priced at Rs 999/-

The Ayurveda Experience

The Ayurveda Experience has gifts you can give to your loved ones which are natural, devoid of toxins and harmful chemicals.

One of them being the Ayurveda Experience Spa-At-Home Combo.

Indulge in a relaxing Ayurvedic experience with blissfully calming aromas, natural ingredients and authentic formulations with the five-product Spa-At-Home Combo.

In this combo you get-

Arnash Arjuna-Ashwagandha Himalayan Bath Immersion: an Ayurvedic bath salt that gently purifies, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin all at once.

Giloyglory Skin Calmer: A beautifully aromatic Ayurvedic body oil that brings the wonders of Giloy to the skin all over the body. It cools, calms, and soothes the skin, moisturizes the body, and supports skin immunity.

The Varaasa Wand: Face & Body Massager, a non-electrical kansa massage tool that helps de-stress and instantly rejuvenates the body.

Salaven In-Shower Salt Polish: a nature-based gentle salt polish that leaves the skin feeling clean, clear, and fresh.

Zafaloe Bright Moisture Hand & Body Lotion: an ultra-light silk-slip moisturizer that gives an irresistible glow to the body and leaves it feeling silky smooth and soft.

Priced at Rs 1,949 + one assured free gift

Orvi Home by Orvi

Orvi Surfaces, a home décor brand, has launched a designer range of tableware and decorative objects. Made from eco-sustainable materials, the handcrafted pieces include edgy accent tables to modern chic tableware.

It unites indigenous materiality with ancient craft techniques and bold designs for table top objects, home accessories and kitchen items like platters, bowls, curios and cake stands.

Price on request

The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s gifting options are mde with community fair trade ingredients and sustainable packaging. Each ingredient is handpicked to create products that work for the consumer and the environment. The brnd’s Community Fair Trade initiatives also help empower the artisan farmers who help to ethically source these ingredients from all around the world. It is a 100 per cent vegetarian brand which is steadily moving towards being vegan by 2023.

Prices start at Rs 695 onward

Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty, a clean beauty brand, has products like Prebiotix, Flash Facial, Stem Cellular Vinifera Replenishing Oil and Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation, to suit varied Indian skin types, ranging from oily, normal to dry.

 Priced between Rs 4,800 and 8,000

Totally Infuzd

The Gift Selection Box comes with three 100 per cent natural, artisanal tea blends which promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainability. 

Choose three 50 gm tea tins or customise with two 50 gm tins and one fragrant candle.

Priced at Rs 1,700

Premium Bionaturals

Premium Bionaturals offers plant-based, non-toxic, and biodegradable cleaning products that are made using sustainable manufacturing practices. These products are conscious of your family's health and the well-being of the earth.

Premium Bionaturals has on offer The Luxe Gift Hamper which contains Green King vegetable & fruit decontaminant, Hygenia multipurpose disinfectant, Hygenia Fabric Refresher & Disinfectant, Coated Almonds, Homemade Crunchy Peanut Butter, Hand-poured 100 per cent Soy Wax Scented Candle, Tea Light Candles with Holders x2

Priced at Rs 1500


Instead of traditional sweets and savouries, get creative with your festive hampers. Pamper your friends with Kivu Sunbaked Cookies. These eco-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free cookies are hand-crafted and baked in solar ovens with no refined flour, sugar, preservatives, additives, or any form of chemicals. Its millet-based Ginger Lemon and Rajgira Coconut cookies harness the super benefits of Sorghum and Amaranth while the chocolate-draped variants of Coco Choco and Choco Oats cookies blend the richness of Coconut and Oats with mineral-rich jaggery. They are selling hand baked cookies packed with nostalgia and modern flavours.

Priced between Rs 200 and 600


With over 25,000 artisans dedicated to the art of weaving rugs for modern Indian homes, OBEETEE is all set to make a mark in the industry with its  unique collection.

Their Puja Collection comprises of diverse and beautiful designs inspired by Indian motifs. It is a collection where Indian aesthetics blend seamlessly with modern designs giving buyers the perfect art blends to adorn their homes. Below is a recount of the various kinds of carpets available in this collection.

Aradhana: The Aaradhna Collection is based on miniature paintings from Northwestern India. These are simple compositions made using subdued tones to retain the essence of the art form.

Meera Hand-knotted: The Meera Hand-Knotted collection derives inspiration from gendas, the flowers of the soul. These are hand-knotted using a combination of the finest New Zealand wool and viscose yarn to create luxuriously soft-to-touch rugs.

Upasana Hand-Kontted: Using the same construction, the Upasana Hand-Knotted collection displays patterns in beautiful jewel tones synonymous with jharokhas bordering temples and places of worship.

Carpets in the Puja Collection are available from Rs  8,999 only.

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