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SustainAbility: design for a better world®

sustainability: design for a better world®
Saturday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 23, Javits Center, North Concourse

Environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products and producers from around the world will be showcased in a special display, curated and installed by Ilene Shaw of Shaw & Co! Productions. The exhibit will spotlight global gift and home industry suppliers whose products or production processes are eco-friendly, as well as companies whose business practices are socially responsible or fair-trade oriented.

Since 2008, NY NOW® has taken a leadership role in the green arena through its sustainability: design for a better world® project, a special exhibit and educational series showcasing “green” gift and home products and business practices. In 2010, NY NOW published criteria that the industry can use to identify green products and producers, and rankings that indicate the extent to which a product or producer is eco-friendly.

  • “Green” Products: products that are manufactured or constructed with only recycled, recyclable and/or sustainable materials.
  • Environmentally-friendly Production Processes: manufacturers who are using renewable or alternative sources of energy in production, including wind, sun, and alternative fuels.
  • Socially-responsible business practices: products produced by indigenous peoples, creating viable, sustainable trades and markets in poverty-stricken and needy communities worldwide; and manufacturers who donate percentages of their sales to not-for-profit organizations.
  • In 2010, NY NOW introduced a “Zero Tolerance” for products with: VOC; Lead (for baby, children and food-related products); PVC, without recommendation for use and disposal, and unless repurposed; and Aniline dyes, formaldehyde, chlorine (for textiles)

 Participation:

Submissions are now open. Questions? Email Ilene Shaw.