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NY NOW Joins Forces with Apartment Therapy to Announce “BEST IN MARKET” Award Winner
– Sari Throw by Anchal Project Receives Prestigious Award at Winter 2017 Market –


NEW YORK, NY. – February 7, 2017 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, in conjunction with Apartment Therapy announced today the winner of the “Best in Market” Award. The Sari Throw by Anchal Project received the recognition at the NY NOW winter 2017 market and is on display now in the HANDMADE® Global Design section (Booth #620) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“NY NOW is filled with incredible products, so it’s such an honor to have been selected amongst many deserving designers,” said Colleen Clines, Co-Founder and CEO, Anchal Project. “My sister Maggie and I dedicated a tremendous amount of time and creativity while designing each of our pieces and are thrilled to introduce our Sari Throw to consumers in 2017.”

Inspired by the strong women of Anchal’s artisan program, the Sari Throw revolutionizes traditional kantha quilting with contemporary geometric designs through aggregated stitch patterns. Hand-stitched from six layers of 100 percent certified organic cotton, the detailed stitched patterns and paneling create dynamic intersections of color and texture. A silver edging adds the finishing touch to this heirloom art.

The “Best in Market” Award recognizes one extraordinary product that stood out among the ten category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards. This year, the ten category winners from the “Best New Product” Awards were evaluated by Maxwell Ryan, Founder, and Carrie McBride, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy, before a winner was selected.

“This year was the strongest ever and the largest show I remember since starting to come in 2006,” said Maxwell Ryan, Founder of Apartment Therapy. “The category winners were all interesting and unique – but our absolute favorite was the quilted bedding collections from Anchal Project. Besides being a beautiful, fresh perspective on textiles, it was also for a good cause.”

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 and close on Tuesday, February 7. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, February 5, and close on Wednesday, February 8. 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 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