Aug 15, 2018
Eco Choice honors awarded during NY NOW

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce the winners of its semi-annual Eco Choice Awards as well as the recipient for the Best Exclusive Launch Award. The winners were selected from the sustainability: design for a better world and destination:new product displays, respectively.

“NY NOW’s product displays are a must-see for buyers because they showcase areas of increasing interest and importance — new launches and eco-friendly products,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW Director. “We’re delighted to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of this Market’s Eco Choice and Best Exclusive Launch Award winners and look forward to seeing the incredible products they plan to unveil next season!”

NY NOW’s Eco Choice Awards

NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world product display attracted submissions from all three collections — HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE — of the expansive summer 2018 market and each entry underwent a rigorous qualifying process before being selected for inclusion in the curated product display. All participating products in the display were eligible for the Eco Choice Awards program. The winners are:

  • Most Innovative: Brackish (Personal Accessories, Booth #8100) for its Original Feather Bow Ties.
  • Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Acacia Creations (Handmade Global Design, Booth #248) for its Fair Trade Recycled Paper Greeting Card – Hey Boo.
  • Most Sellable: Lotus Love Beauty (Personal Care + Wellness, Booth #8012) for its {Satya} Lavender & White Sage Collection.

Entries were evaluated onsite at NY NOW earlier this week by retail and industry expert Susan Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting. The winning products will remain on display within NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world exhibit throughout the duration of the Market; each product is showcased alongside details about their 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.

NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award

Additionally, NY NOW announced today the winner of its “Best Exclusive Launch” Award. This honor recognizes a standout product that is making its official debut exclusively at the summer 2018 market and was selected as part of the destination:new product display. The winner is:

  • Best Exclusive Launch: Rattan Back Pack from Borneo from The Winding Road (Booth #132)

All entries were judged by a panels of industry experts and members of the media including Paula Flynn of The Shopkeepers; Will Price of Gear Patrol; and Kana Sugamori of OK! Japan.

For images of the Eco Choice Award and Best Exclusive Launch Award winners, please click here.


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