NY Now has revealed the winners of its semi-annual Eco Choice Awards as well as the recipient for the Best Exclusive Launch Award at the winter market. The winners were selected from the sustainability: design for a better world and Destination: new product displays, respectively.
NY Now’s sustainability: design for a better world product display attracted submissions from all three collections, Home, Lifestyle and Handmade. 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 Eco Choice winners are:
Most Innovative: Nexten Pro Inc.: Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares for its Minimal Natural Fiber Salad/Bento Box.
Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Itza Wood: Handmade Global Design for its Exotic Wood Serving Board.
Most Sellable: Shupaca: Handmade Global Design for its Alpaca Throw & Blanket.
NY Now also named the winner of its Best Exclusive Launch Award. This honor recognizes a standout product that is making its official debut exclusively at the winter market and was selected as part of the destination: new product display. The winner is:
Best Exclusive Launch: Manhattan Collection from Harlow & Grey represented by Karen Alweil Studio.
“The product displays at NY Now are always a hit because they highlight two areas that buyers are increasingly interested in when shopping for their stores; new launches and products that are eco-conscious,” said Randi Mohr, NY Now show director and vp/Emerald Expositions. “We’re pleased to spotlight the outstanding accomplishments of this market’s Eco Choice and Best Exclusive Launch Award winners as we know they will be just what buyers are looking for.”