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THREE NY NOW EXHIBITORS RECEIVE SUMMER 2014 ECO-CHOICE AWARDS
Online Voting Determines 10th Semi-Annual Best “Green” Products


WHITE PLAINS, NY, August 1, 2014… Two Canadian companies and one Brooklyn-based company – Anointment Natural Skin Care, dconstruct Jewelry and Circa Asia – are winners of the 10th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards for Most Sellable, Most Innovative and Most Sensitive Use of Materials, respectively, for products to be featured at the summer 2014 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home+ Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®). The Eco Choice Awards are co-sponsored by NY NOW and GREENRetailer magazine, and winners are determined through online balloting.

“We’ve reached a milestone with the tenth edition of Eco-Choice Awards, but the demand for ‘green’ products shows no signs of fading,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and senior vice president. “NY NOW attendees will be among the first to see these three winners, and hundreds of other new eco-friendly products, at the summer market.”

The winners and finalists of the summer 2014 Eco Choice Awards are:

WINNER: Most Innovative: dconstruct Jewelry (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) for its Wild Silk Jewelry made of recycled resin and wild silk sourced from artisan communities in developing countries.
FINALIST: MSC Skin Care + Home (Brooklyn, NY) for its Lavender and Spearmint Vegan Lip Cream.
FINALIST: Creo (New York, NY) for its Wherever Water – Lemon Water On the Go.

WINNER: Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Circa Asia (Novato, CA) for its Mango Wood Large Ribbed Serving Bowl made of food safe wood sourced from controlled, sustainable mango plantations.
FINALIST: Bella Notte Linens, Inc. (Novato, CA) for its Adele Bedding.
FINALIST: 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch (Petaluma, CA) for its Cedar Olive Oil Salt Scrub.

WINNER: Most Sellable: Anointment Natural Skin Care (Sackville, NB, Canada) for its Baby Oil made of certified, GMO-free organic oils and herbs instead of petroleum derivatives.
FINALIST: Potting Shed Creations, Ltd. (Troy, ID) for its bulb starter kits in candycane amaryllis and paperwhites.
FINALIST: Kata Golda (Port Townsend, WA) for its Plush animal with baby.

NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 33,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.