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August 22nd, 2017

- Semi-Annual Program Award Winners Announced at Summer 2017 Market -

NEW YORK, NY. — August 22, 2017 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce the winners of two awards programs that result directly from the exhibitors chosen to participate in NY NOW’s popular sustainability: design for a better world® and destination:new product displays - the Eco Choice Awards and the Best Exclusive Launch Award. The products are on currently on display at NY NOW at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through Wednesday, August 23.“NY NOW’s product displays are a hallmark of the event and provide buyers with a glimpse of the new and eco-conscious products they need to see. The Eco Choice and Best Exclusive Launch Awards further highlight these standout products,” said Randi Mohr, Group Show Director, NY NOW and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “Eco Choice Award winners exemplify sustainable practices and also showcase products that are both creative and innovative. We are delighted to congratulate the winners!”Best Exclusive Launch Award To be selected for the Best Exclusive Launch Award, exhibitors had to submit their product to be included in the curated destination:new product display (located in booth #1830) and the product has to be making its debut at NY NOW. The winner of the Best Exclusive Launch is the Ripple Menorah from Alex Marshall Studios (Booth #3215).Eco Choice Award To be considered for the Eco Choice Award, products had to be selected for NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world® product display, which attracted submissions from all three collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - of the expansive summer 2017 market. Each entry underwent a rigorous qualifying process before being selected for inclusion and is showcased alongside details about its provenance and production process. These “back-stories” highlight the green elements of the production process such as the use of renewable or alternative sources of energy in production, including wind, sun, and alternative fuels. The winners of the summer 2017 Eco Choice Awards are:WINNER: Most Innovative: Wishbone Design Studio (Baby + Child, Booth #7122) for its Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition - Model: Wishbone Cruise WINNER: Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Sustainable Threads (Handmade® Global Design, Booth #406) for its Biscotti Strawberry - Banana fiber placemat WINNER: Most Sellable: LAFCO NEW YORK (Accent on Design®, Booth #4054) for its Chamomile Lavender SoapThe judges for the Eco Choice Awards included Hannah Skvarla of The Little Market, Mariel Ramos of Charity USA, and Sarah Bruch of The Purple Tree. The summer 2017 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, runs through Wednesday, August 23rd at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s comprehensive collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - encompass tens of thousands of products from more than 2,400+ premier established and emerging brands. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. For more information, visit # #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® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Handmade® Designer Maker also moves to Level 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.comNOTE 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. •   Javits North will be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3 of the Javits Center and has a new date pattern, opening Sunday, August 20, and closing on Wed., August, 23. This section is no longer open on Saturday.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000
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