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NYIGF Continues Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Friday December 14th, 2012 - 11:26AM

The New York International Gift Fair has announced that seven products have achieved the show's highest Degrees of SustainAbility status. In addition, 30 finalists have qualified as eligible for online balloting in the semi-annual Eco Choice Awards.

“Both of these initiatives are extensions of NYIGF’s SustainAbility: design for a better world project, which serves to promote and build awareness of sustainable, earth-friendly gift, home, and lifestyle resources,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and vp/GLM, the show operator. “The products that have been designated as exemplary raise the bar and set an example for others in the industry.”

The 10 finalists in the Eco-Choice Most Innovative category include: Ameico Inc. Lovi; BE HOME: Recycled Glass Diagonal Cut Candle Green Rosemary Lavender; Beads of Esiteti Maasai beaded scarf; Emoi Lifestyle Co. Ltd. Wooden Aroma Diffuser; Equilibrium Rectangle Free Form Mirror; first world trash Wine Satchel; Harry Barker Bon Chien Trinite Collection; NPW-USA Inc. Tube Toys; Sugoi Group Greenaid Seedbombs; and XOvivo Fashion Accessories Men’s Cymbal Bracelet.

In the Most Sensitive Use of Materials category, the 10 finalists are: Acacia Creations Recycled Aluminum Salad Servers; Areaware: Driftwood Wall Hook; CAKE Jewelry Eco-Maniac; Contemporary-Craft LLC Block printed cushions and table runners; Fab Habitat Baskets; La Lavande Set of 3 Organic (Bio) French Soaps in Compostable Packaging; Marina Paper Ltd Tsatsalung pouch; Sobremesa by Greenheart Coffee Wood Utensils; The Soap & Paper Factory Hand Stirred Soap-Deco Collection; and What’s Hot! Inc. Frais Luxury.

The 10 finalists in the Most Sellable category include: 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch Body Oil; Aladdin Recycled Glass To-Go Tumbler; FunkyJunk Recycled (presented by Hipcycle) Tote Bag with Cutout Handles; Good Paper Happy Birthday Fungi; Greenpoint Brands Eco Teether; Lotus Love Beauty BlockPrint Candle; Neo-Utility ShapeMaker; Peg and Awl The Marlowe Lunchbag; Wabnitz Editions LTD Crushed Cup Glass; and Zebi Baby Organic Bundle of Burpies.

The seven companies designated with the highest SustainAbility ranking this winter include: Anjolie Ayurveda for its 100% organic Spa Soaps; Equilibrium for its handmade Rectangle Free Form Mirror framed in recycled timber; Fab Habitat for its recycled plastic baskets handmade in India; Marina Paper Ltd for its Tsatsalung pouch made in Nepal with Daphne paper and giant nettle fibers; Potting Shed Creations, Ltd. for its Dawn Redwood Tree-to-Be growing kit; Seawicks Candle Company for its 100% soy candles in a reusable drinking glass; and Sobremesa by Greenheart for its utensils and cutting boards handmade from certified, non-fruiting coffee trees.