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January 25th, 2018

- New Exhibitors Offer Exciting Options for Buyers Looking for Global Wares -

WHITE PLAINS, NY. — January 25, 2018 — The international community brings an endlessly diverse approach to the products that surround us every day. Buyers who want to bring a global touch to their stores or shops will find the most intriguing designs at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Taking place February 3-7, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY NOW will feature more than 2,300 exhibitors, which includes 445 international exhibitors across 45 different countries and spanning six continents. At the winter 2018 edition in particular, NY NOW will welcome a number of new international brands throughout the market, including a number of new exhibitors to the Accent on Design® and Artisan Resource® sections.“For forward-thinking designs and a creative use of materials, NY NOW is certainly the place to be,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Emerald Expositions Vice President. “We especially love seeing the international influence each season. Our buyers continue to demand global brands and we are pleased to once again offer such a strong representation at the upcoming winter market for them to source incredible products with unique stories.”The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design features a curated selection of more than 125 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope. Applicants are selected based on original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design; functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions. The products that will be on display cover all categories and mediums from brands around the world including decor, accessories, furniture, tableware and more. Click here for a full list of exhibitors, though some new and returning brands for this season include:      •      CDMX Design, Contemporary Designers de Mexico (Booth #4036; NEW; Mexico) - Featuring high design decor and homewares including dinnerware, rugs, baskets, blankets and more, made exclusively in Mexico by Mexican designers       •      Gautier Studio (Booth #3962; Returning; Canada) - Inspiring furniture and accessories       •      HOCK Design e.K. (Booth #3910; NEW; Germany) - Bringing healthy seating in style to the home or work space through covered seating balls       •      Memobottle (Booth #3731; NEW; Australia) - Re-usable, flat water bottle designed to neatly slide into carry bags alongside computers, books and valuables       •      Muzen Audio (Booth #4162; NEW; China) - Contemporary, antique-style radios       •      NAM ceramic works (Booth #4046; NEW; South Korea) - Sustainable ceramic tableware and interior decor that have their own stories       •      Notabag (Booth #4148; Returning; Germany) - Environmentally-friendly bag and backpack combination that simplifies the active, on-the-go lifestyle       •      nuuna by brandbook (Booth #3926; NEW; Germany) - Notebooks that are not only a fit for your ideas, but also contain a whole bunch of ideas themselves       •      OMY Design & Play (Booth #4030; Returning; France) - Joyful, graphic and smart products for the entire family, including stickers, posters, markers and more       •      Taller R (Booth #3820; Returning; Mexico) - Contemporary furnishings & home decor       •      Wallace Sewell (Booth #4050; Returning; UK) - Colorful, structured textiles in surprising geometric patterns       •      Woloch (Booth #3852; NEW; Mexico) - Collaboration of multiple home decor brands from Mexican artists & designers       •      Zens Lifestyle (Booth #3840; NEW; China) - Home interior lifestyle brand offering contemporary teaware that promotes healthy livingAs part of NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection, Artisan Resource connects U.S.-based importers with international producers and exporters. Exhibitors in this section will showcase products in a wide range of categories including gift, home decor, textiles, tabletop, stationery, jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories. The materials are equally diverse and feature products made from ceramics, glass, metal, leather, natural fibers, recycled materials and paper, and more. Exhibitors are carefully selected to participate in this section based on their commitment to design innovation, cultural preservation, social enterprise and sustainability experience. They also demonstrate the capability to meet export demands at volume pricing. For a full list of exhibitors, please click here. A few of this market’s new brands include:       •      Ellilta Products (Booth #3683; NEW; Ethiopia) - A local Ethiopian NGO that helps women find gainful job opportunities after leaving a life of prostitution. The women develop scarves and various styles of jewelry for clients around the world and all profitgoes back into the program to further the company’s rehabilitation efforts.       •      LRNCE (Booth #3662; NEW; Morocco) - Contemporary interior decor and accessories including ceramics, textiles, mirrors, clothes, shoes and bags.       •      Red Transdisciplinaria de Desarrollo Sustentable (Booth #3775; NEW; Mexico) - A sustainable initiative that works with indigenous women from Santa Fe de laLaguna, Michoacan in Mexico to create various types of pottery. Colors are made with natural soil and the lead-free glaze and cooking part was made with traditional techniques in efficient firewood ovens.       •      Siblings Army (Booth #3767; NEW; Peru) – Beautifully crafted fashion accessories featuring Peruvian fabrics carefully handmade by a community of women in Willoq, Peru.Lastly, the Handmade® Global Design section is unique to NY NOW and provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, February 3 to exclusively immerse themselves in compelling trends. Exhibitors are hand-selected and will showcase authentic designs, from traditional to modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent the epitome of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors will feature products with woven components, such as woven baskets, bowls, and even wall decor and home accents. A full list of exhibitors in this section can be found here.Attend NY NOW NY NOW is open to members of the industry including retailers and buyers as well as members of the press. For more information, please visit # #About NY NOW The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-7, 2018 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, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 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 6.9 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 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 continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.     •    Get a jump on summer planning - NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000
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