NY Now’s Handmade Global Design section is sold out for exhibitors, and will feature more than 20 first-time exhibitors, an Ecuador Pavilion and more.
“Our Handmade Global Design section is always among the most popular destinations at NY Now because the assortment of products is unbeatable, and the stories behind the companies and artisans that make them are truly inspiring,” said Randi Mohr, vp/NY Now director. “In August, we’re thrilled to welcome a number of new brands and groups to the section that will give our attendees even more reason to shop this incredible selection. We will also have a Fair Trade Federation/World Fair Trade Organization display that will feature several of our Handmade Global Design exhibitors.”
New and returning exhibitor spotlights include:
- Anhad: Featuring hand spun and hand woven, hand block printed, natural dyed, sustainable and hand embroidered home furnishings and fashion accessories.
- Mbare Ltd.: Specializing in importing high quality African art made from natural and recycled materials. All of their items are created by artisans and craftspeople in countries all over Africa.
- Pro Ecuador: Representing six juried artisan groups from Ecuador.
- Serrv International: A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty. Serrv partners with 55 small-scale artisan/farmer organizations and cooperatives to bring unique, handcrafted product collections.
- Ten Thousand Villages: A non-profit social enterprise that partners with independent small-scale artisan groups, co-ops and workshops to bring their wares to markets.
- The Global Trunk: Creating opportunities for indigenous artisans from around the world by bringing handcrafted, repurposed and fair trade products into the global market. A percentage of all of The Global Trunk’s sales is donated back to those communities in need.
NY Now’s Handmade Global Design section, which is part of the Handmade Collection, will feature a new date pattern for the summer 2018 market. It will open along with the rest of NY Now at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15.