Handmade® Designer Maker showcases 350 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world, with a focus on limited-production makers across all categories and media.

Applications continue to be reviewed by the selection committee on a rolling basis.  Once the section is sold out, accepted companies will be placed on a waitlist for space.

Criteria for acceptance includes:

A developed line of unique and original work

Products designed and hand-made by the artists with a focus on limited production

Quality craftsmanship

Emerging Makers, held once a year in our winter Market, showcases talented designers of handmade product lines in the Handmade Collection. New designers (in business for one year or less) and artists entering the wholesale marketplace for the first time, are invited to submit their designed-driven handmade product line for consideration.  Selected participants will be awarded prime display space in the Emerging Makers display next to Handmade Designer Maker where they will showcase a limited portion of their pre-approved product line. Interested in being an Emerging Maker?

Contemporary craft exemplifies Handmade® Designer Maker

Made in the USA continues to trend at Handmade Designer Maker

Looking for handcrafted products? Made in the USA certification? Contemporary Craft? You'll find this and more original work this winter at NY NOW's Handmade® Designer Maker.

With a growing demand for high-end craft products within the home, gift and lifestyle industries, Handmade Designer Maker continues to lead the way for original, contemporary craft. This is a destination market for exceptional design.

One of three categories represented within the NY NOW Handmade Collection, Designer Maker features over 350 artisans and designers. Products within Designer Maker stand out for their originality, creativity and innovation. Most, but not all, exhibitors within Handmade Designer Maker feature products made in the USA. Be sure to look for the “Made in the USA” sign promoting these companies throughout the show. In addition to these handcrafted in the USA resources, groups from France, Germany and the United Kingdom bring additional individual designer makers to the market.

A special incubator showcase within Handmade Designer Maker, Emerging Makers, focuses on new talent, highlighting the work of up-and-coming craft designers and makers. Emerging Makers will spotlight new handcraft designers in business for a year or less, as well as artisans who are entering the wholesale marketplace for the first time. We invite you to attend one of our many handmade focused seminars and stay up to date on industry trends.

If you're in the market for unique, original products with a focus on limited production capacity and quality craftsmanship, be sure to visit Handmade Designer Maker on level 3 at the Javits Center.