Aug 23, 2016
Three companies win Eco Choice Awards at NY NOW

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is has announced the winners of its 12th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards program for the summer 2016 market. From more than 150 products, three have been selected as winners and are showcased at the “SustainAbility: design for a better world” display in the North Concourse, at NY NOW through Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The winners the summer 2016 Eco Choice Awards are:

  • Most Innovative: Tokens & Icons (Handmade Designer Maker, Booth #9213) for its MLB Game Used Baseball Wool Hat.
  • Most Sensitive Use of Materials: CounterEvolution (Home Furnishings + Textiles, Booth #2849) for it’s The “Looper” Lazy Susan.
  • Most Sellable: Spinster Sisters (Personal Care + Wellness, Booth #7931) for its Salt Soak.

NYNOW’s SustainAbility: design for a better world product display attracted submissions from all three collections — HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – of the expansive summer 2016 market and each entry underwent a rigorous qualifying process before being selected for inclusion. All participating products were eligible for the Eco Choice Awards program and entries were evaluated onsite at NY NOW earlier this week by judges Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat NYC; Sam Ujvary of GIFT SHOP magazine, Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and Candance Holloway of Uncommon Goods.

The winning products are on display within NY NOW’s SustainAblity: design for a better world exhibit throughout the duration of the market; each product is showcased alongside details about their provenance and production process. These “back-stories” highlight the green elements of the production process such as the use of renewable or alternative sources of energy in production, including wind, sun, and alternative fuels.

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