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Eco Choice Award Winners

For the first time, all participants of the SustainAbility: design for a better world® product display were eligible for the Eco Choice Awards program. SustainAbility: design for a better world®attracts submissions from across all three collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – of NY NOW’s expansive market. Each entry undergoes a rigorous qualifying process before selection for participation in the display. The program’s strict qualifying standards were revised in early 2015 to recognize the increasing importance of eco-friendly production practices, with additional qualifications including products that are manufactured or constructed with only recycled, recyclable and/or sustainable materials and an emphasis on socially responsible and fair trade business practices.

The winners of the winter 2016 Eco Choice Awards are:

Most Innovative 
WINNER: Eco Planter by Modern Sprout (Accent on Design®)

Most Sensitive Use of Materials 
WINNER: Bee’s Wrap (Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)

Most Sellable
WINNER: Handspun Cotton Napkin by Snow Leopard Trust (Handmade® Global Design)