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Dress Abstract and Cate & Levi Win Eco Choice Awards at NY NOW
– Semi-Annual Award Program Winners Announced at Winter 2017 Market –


NEW YORK, NY. — February 8, 2017 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce the winners of its semi-annual Eco Choice Awards program for the winter 2017 market. Three winning products have been selected from more than 100 submissions and can be found within the sustainability: design for a better world® display in the North Concourse, at NY NOW through Wednesday, February 8th.

“Sustainable products are always a hot topic of conversation at NY NOW, and that is why we employ strict qualifying standards for evaluating eco-friendly production practices to make sure our award winners are truly providing consumers with products that aren’t negatively impacting the environment,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President Emerald Expositions. “NY NOW’s Eco Choice Award winners exemplify not only sustainable practices, but they are showcasing products that are creative and innovative. We are thrilled to congratulate the winners!”

The winners of the winter 2017 Eco Choice Awards are:

WINNER: Most Innovative: Dress Abstract (Personal Accessories, Booth #8219) for its Reversible Trench Coat.

WINNER: Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Dress Abstract (Personal Accessories, Booth #8219) for its Reversible Trench Coat.

WINNER: Most Sellable: Cate & Levi (Handmade® Designer Maker, Booth #9436) for its Penguin Stuffed Animal Kit

NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world® product display attracted submissions from all three collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – of the expansive winter 2017 market and each entry underwent a rigorous qualifying process before being selected for inclusion. All participating products were eligible for the Eco Choice Awards program and entries were evaluated onsite at NY NOW earlier this week by a panel of retail judges.

The winning products will remain on display within NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world® exhibit throughout the duration of the Market; each product is showcased alongside details about their provenance and production process. These “back-stories” highlight the green elements of the production process such as the use of renewable or alternative sources of energy in production, including wind, sun, and alternative fuels.

The winter 2017 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, runs through Wednesday, February 8th at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – encompass tens of thousands of products from more than 2,400+ premier established and emerging brands. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 94 countries worldwide are expected. For more information, visit www.nynow.com .

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About NY NOW

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and close on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, February 5, 2017 and close on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Attendees from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW
973-588-2000
kseifert@coynepr.com