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VARIETY REIGNS SUPREME AS NY NOW® REVEALS PRODUCT DISPLAY EXHIBITORS FOR UPCOMING WINTER MARKET
SustainAbility: design for a better world® and Destination: NEW Product Displays will Spotlight Diversity in Design


White Plains, NY, December 29, 2015 — After a careful and thorough evaluation of hundreds of submissions, NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce the exhibitors and products that have been accepted into the SustainAbility: design for a better world® and Destination: NEW product displays at the upcoming winter market. NY NOW begins next month at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

This year’s selections in both displays represent a wide variety of diverse products in an assortment of categories, styles and functions. From personal body care and accessories, to items for home and office, each display will spotlight products that leverage a variety of materials in numerous styles, colors and pattern ranges.

“NY NOW truly is a global stage for designers to share their craft with buyers and the industry alike,” said Randi Mohr, Co-Director and Vice President, NY NOW. “This year’s displays represent a unique variety of products that only attendees at NY NOW will experience. From hammocks and lighting, to dinnerware, jewelry, and everything in between, the SustainAbility and Destination: NEW displays at NY NOW will showcase products that are relevant to contemporary lifestyles and represent a wide range of world resources.”

SustainAbility: design for a better world
Since 2008, NY NOW has taken a leadership role in the “green” industry through its SustainAbility: design for a better world project, showcasing environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products and manufacturers from around the world. Now entering its ninth year, more than 80 companies met the qualifying criteria and have been selected to showcase their products in NY NOW’s upcoming SustainAbility display.

The display will feature companies that have demonstrated social responsibility and focus. It will also highlight sustainable products that are utilitarian and leverage a variety of materials, all while remaining decorative and stylish. Selected exhibitors for the upcoming SustainAbility display include:
•  Karen Alweil Studio (QUAD3, Gift)
•  Kata Golda (Booth 9407, Handmade® Designer Maker)
•  LAFCO New York (Booth 4054, Accent on Design®)
•  Rural Africa Crafts Ltd. (Booth 1153, Artisan Resource®)
•  Worldfinds (Booth 221, Handmade® Global Design)

Click here for a full list of companies and products selected for the SustainAbility display.

Destination: NEW
In addition to shining a spotlight on “green” products, NY NOW will also highlight exhibitors with new product introductions in the Destination: NEW display. For the first time, NY NOW extended the opportunity to all exhibitors with a new product offering.

As a result, a remarkable 115 companies have been chosen to exhibit in the Destination: NEW display. These exhibitors will showcase a variety of products that have been manufactured in the USA and worldwide, as well as made by both hand and machine. Selected companies include:
•  Ameico (Booth 4020, 4032, Accent on Design®)
•  Annieglass (Booth 3120, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)
•  Christophe Pourny Studio (Booth 2844, Home Furnishings + Textiles)
•  Italianissmo (Booth 8320, Personal Accessories)
•  Threads of Peru (Booth 1051, Artisan Resource®)

Click here for a full list of companies selected for the Destination: NEW display.

For more information about NY NOW, please visit http://nynow.com.

About NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift
The winter 2016 edition of 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 100,000 products in hundreds of product categories. It will begin on Saturday, January 30 with the HANDMADE collection, which closes on Tuesday, February 2. The HOME, LIFESTYLE and Artisan Resource® collections will run from Sunday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. For more information and to register, visit nynow.com

About Emerald Expositions
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Home and General Merchandise; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury, and Antiques; eCommerce; Photography; Healthcare; Military; and Food. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit emeraldexpositions.com.