Green Features

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Sustainable Stationery

Green paper products are here to stay — here’s what you need to know about this eco-friendly product category. The green trend that swept through the marketplace a handful of years ago is gone —... more »
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Eco-Choice Awards for Spring 2013

Industry’s most eco-conscious products compete for the biannual Eco Choice awards. As winter gripped the Northeast, 30 finalists competed for Eco-Choice Awards in three categories, which were announced at the semi-annual Eco-Choice Awards presentation, co-sponsored... more »

Boom Time for Bamboo

This grass is truly green. Bamboo's biggest asset, its sustainability, has made it a darling in the green industry and wholesalers are morphing it into a variety of fun products.When Tom Sullivan first saw bamboo... more »

Eco-Choice Awards

Biannual awards event recognizing outstanding environmentally conscious products in the gift industry sees first-ever online voting participation.Twice a year, more than 2,800 companies showcase an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and... more »

Baby Boom

The forecast for eco-friendly juvenile products is looking up as the category matures past its infancy.Whether they're in the market for pink or blue, one thing is increasingly true: consumers are going for green when... more »

Toying With Green

Toys might be child's play but for manufacturers and consumers, they are anything but. Wholesalers are slowly investing in making green toys that last.It's a common customer inquiry at aMuse Toys in Baltimore: "Can you... more »

Fourth Annual Eco-Choice Awards

A growing number of viable candidates meant stiffer competition at the winter '12 edition of the Eco Choice Awards. A boost in attendance and a standout lineup of new products made for a fantastic start... more »

Carried Away

Fashionable, functional designs coupled with a slew of eco-friendly laws have made reusable shoppers the new darlings of the bag industry. Look around. The new "it" bags aren't from Gucci or Prada. Once a boring,... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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