– Handmade® Global Design will be Open August 19-22, 2017 in the River Pavilion –

WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 17, 2017 — Looking for great craftsmanship and unique pieces that tell a story? Buyers should look no further than the Handmade® Global Design section at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. As the industry’s most expansive marketplace, NY NOW’s unique Handmade Global Design section presents 150 global import resources with a focus on good design, traditional craftsmanship, and community building through global artisan workshops. NY NOW’s Handmade Global Design section will be open exclusively on August 19 and runs through August 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the River Pavilion (Level 4).

“Buyers are in for a treat when they visit the Handmade Global Design section at NY NOW,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “The craftsmanship and unique nature of these products alone will have buyers placing orders, but it’s the stories behind how these products came to be that will inspire attendees to explore new categories and offerings for their store.”

The Handmade Global Design section is unique to NY NOW, and what’s more, NY NOW provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, August 19 to exclusively immerse themselves in this compelling section. Exhibitors are hand-selected to be part of this juried section where they showcase authentic designs, both traditional and modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent the epitome of quality craftsmanship. These exhibitors have U.S. distribution and wholesale pricing capabilities, making it easy for buyers to place orders and bring these exceptional products to consumers.

A full list of the Handmade Global Design exhibitors can be found here. Below is just a small sampling of the new and exciting companies that will be on display.
•   Bloom & Give (Booth #312) – Featuring scarves, bags, and textiles from India
•   Chibcha (Booth #317) – Featuring jewelry from Colombia
•   Juststars (Booth #110) – Featuring paper stars from Germany
•   Mulxiply | a project of GIVEGIVE (Booth #225) – Featuring jewelry, accessories
and gifts from Nepal

NY NOW is also working closely with Aid to Artisans (Booth #259) at the upcoming summer market. In addition to being an exhibitor in the Handmade Global Design section, Aid to Artisans will continue its tradition of hosting an on-site Market Readiness, as well as a Buyer Connect Luncheon. These sessions showcase their dedication to ensuring up-and-coming artisans are prepared as they enter the U.S. market as well as their commitment to connecting buyers to these artisan groups. Finally, NY NOW is proud to once again reinforce its commitment to verified Fair Trade Federation members throughout the Market. The NY NOW summer 2017 market directory will feature a dedicated page spotlighting the many amazing artisans spread throughout the Market.

To register to attend and experience everything that the Handmade Global Design section has to offer, or for more information on NY NOW, please visit

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About NY NOW

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
More information about NY NOW can be found at

•   The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,”
“NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
•   Javits North will be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW
market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3
of the Javits Center.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW