Handmade® Designer Maker showcases 300 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world, with a focus on limited-production makers across all categories and media.



A developed line of unique and original work


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


Quality craftsmanship

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.

"NY NOW is a huge part of our sourcing. It’s convenient for us, And I also love how NY NOW is going into this new level. They’re re-imagining the show and getting very creative, so they’re listening too. They get it, and they’re changing their programs. This market has been markedly different,and I think really improved and very buyer friendly. There’s an excitement in the air, so I love the direction that they’re going in. It’s nice to see familiar faces But I also try challenge myself and go into booths that I necessarily wouldn’t, to push myself to being open, and I find some really lovely surprises. Coming to NY NOW really enables me to find new vendors as well as continue the relationships with my ongoing vendors, and that makes a difference for me. It’s a very efficient show as a buyer.”

Cooper Boone, Owner - Foundry 42+

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.

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