Besides the scent of flowers and mandarins, politics is also filling the air at the festive markets for the Year of Goat that open across the city at noon today. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying continues to be the target of students and activists, who have designed various products to mock him after the months-long pro-democracy sit-ins. After all their original stocks - 7,600 rolls of toilet paper imprinted with Leung's face - were confiscated by the mainland authorities last week, the Democratic Party has brought forward new products at the last minute. "We found a local manufacturer which was willing to produce 4,000 cloths, also with Leung's face, for us so Hongkongers could use them to wipe the floor," the party's Kelvin Lai King-wai said. "We have exhausted our creativity [living] under the suppression [of the central government]." Leung's equally controversial wife Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee has also managed to inspire new products. Students from the Hang Seng Management College are selling different designs of Coke can-style cushions, with one printed with the Chinese characters for "gasps", apparently making fun of Mrs Leung's infamous remark. Last July, she hit out at Chinese University political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung over his comments about her daughter Chai-yan's online posting depicting an apparent suicide bid. Describing him as "shallow, ignorant, cold-blooded and unfeeling", Mrs Leung said she "gasped" when she discovered Choy was a university lecturer. Students also hoped to energise fellow Hongkongers in the post-Occupy era with another design printed with the Cantonese term of encouragement "Hong Kong add oil", which roughly translates as "hang in there". "We hope to bring more joy to all people regardless of their political stance," said Gabriel Hau Tin-yung. Jojo Wong Cho-yee and her team from Polytechnic University designed T-shirts and tote bags to commemorate the "umbrella movement". But they had not done it for money, she said. "All we want to do is to let people who participated in the movement have a memento … something that would remind them of those days, in the future," she said. While the warm and sunny weather this year has cheered up the mandarin tree sellers, those who sell peach blossom are not quite so happy. "The heat has prompted the flowers to blossom ahead of the new year," said a stall worker named Leung, who refused to disclose his full name. "The lack of supply has driven up the average price of peach blossoms by about 20 per cent." The markets are taking place in 15 parks and playgrounds across the city until the early hours of next Thursday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.