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Eco Choice Award Winners Announced at the NY NOW Summer 2016 Market
- 12th Semi-Annual Program Sees Winners From Three Different Sections -


NEW YORK, NY. – August 22, 2016 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce the winners of its 12th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards program for the summer 2016 market. From more than 150 products, three have been selected as winners and are currently being showcased within the SustainAbility: design for a better world® on display in the North Concourse, at NY NOW through Wednesday, August 24th.

“NY NOW understands the ever-increasing demand for eco-friendly products and our strict qualifying standards recognize the importance of eco-friendly production practices,” said Scott Kramer, Vice President and NY NOW Co-Director. “All products eligible for submissions 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 and finalists of the summer 2016 Eco Choice Awards are:

WINNER: Most Innovative: Tokens & Icons (Handmade® Designer Maker, Booth #9213) for its MLB Game Used Baseball Wool Hat.

WINNER: Most Sensitive Use of Materials: CounterEvolution (Home Furnishings + Textiles, Booth #2849) for it’s The “Looper” Lazy Susan.

WINNER: Most Sellable: Spinster Sisters (Personal Care + Wellness, Booth #7931) for its Salt Soak.

NYNOW’s SustainAbility: design for a better world® product display attracted submissions from all three collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – of the expansive summer 2016 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 judges Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat NYC; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop, Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and Candance Holloway of Uncommon Goods.

The winning products will remain on display within NY NOW’s SustainAblity: 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 summer 2016 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, runs through Wednesday, August 24th 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 2,300+ 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, August 20 and close on Tuesday, August 23. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, August 21, and close on Wednesday, August 24. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 94 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 50 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