Las Vegas Market is accepting entries for the sixth biannual Global Goodness Awards, which recognize furniture, home décor and gift companies for environmentally friendly, sustainable and socially responsible business practices.
One exhibitor in each of three major categories— furniture, home décor and gift— as well as one additional People’s Choice Award winner selected via social media will take home a Global Goodness Award from the Winter Las Vegas Market, running January 22 to 26, 2017.
The Global Goodness Awards are open to all exhibitors showing at the winter 2017 market. A panel of industry sustainability and social responsibility experts will select the winning exhibitors.
Las Vegas Market tenants and exhibitors wishing to participate in the Global Goodness initiative should submit 125-word essays that describe their personal journeys, outlining the socially-responsible products that they offer, and detailing how these products and the sourcing process for them have had a positive impact on people and communities. Entrants should send submissions to Esther Ossei-Anto at [email protected] and include the essay and high-resolution photos illustrating their efforts. A popular vote from stories posted to the Las Vegas Market Facebook page will determine the People’s Choice Award. The entry deadline is January 13, 2017.
“Las Vegas Market values and respects the roles that furniture, gift and home décor firms play in making our world a better place to live and work,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC president of gift and home décor. “Las Vegas Market celebrates and commends industry-leading corporate ‘good citizens’ for their exemplary socially-responsibility, sustainability and environmentally-friendly business practices.”