Three companies, aMano Fair Trade, Delight London and Shupaca Alpaca Clothing & Accessories, are winners of the 9th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards for Most Sellable, Most Innovative and Most Sensitive Use of Materials, respectively, for products to be featured at the winter 2014 edition of NY NOW. Winners of the Eco Choice Awards, which are co-sponsored by NY Now and GreenRetailer magazine, are determined through online balloting.
“From an impressive field of nominees, these products most strongly resonated with voters for their blend of style and sustainability,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY Now director and GLM svp. “These award-winning products will be among nearly 200 carefully-curated ‘green’ home and lifestyle products that will be featured in NY NOW’s winter 2014 SustainAbility: design for a better world display.”
Design London, winner of the Most Innovative award, produces ruffle necklaces from designer Ros Weaver’s line of rubber band jewelry handmade in Britain from biodegradable natural rubber. Finalists in the category included Zak Designs for its Moso bio-degradable dinnerware and The Green Glass Company, for its (Re)Bottled Oversized Wine Glass.
Shupaca Alpaca Clothing & Accessories won the Most Sensitive Use of Materials award for its collection of blankets and throws handmade in Ecuador from hypo-allergenic alpaca and aMano Fair Trade won the Most Sellable award for its coffee bag computer case made by hand in Guatemala.