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.
- “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)
Submissions are now open. Questions? Email Ilene Shaw.