NEW YORK, NY. — February 5, 2018 — Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced today at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections currently on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“This year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards winners embody 2018’s latest trends and truly raise the bar for design in a number of categories,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Emerald Expositions Vice President. “Our panel of expert judges had their fair share of options to consider before naming this year’s winners, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!”

Winners of the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards are below and include four first-time trade show exhibitors:

HOME Collection
Accent on Design®: SUSHI from NAM ceramic works (Booth #4046)
Home Furnishings + Textiles: Pretty Rugged Blanket from Pretty Rugged Gear (Booth #2476 – NEW)
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: MY FUSION from Fratelli Guzzini SpA (Booth #3630)

LIFESTYLE Collection
Baby + Child: Epic Castle Playhouse from Sharingland (Booth #7035)
Gift: My Little TelevisionⅡfrom FunnyFish (Booth #7851)
Personal Accessories: Delicate Stone Wrap from Scout Curated Wears (Booth #8538 – NEW)
Personal Care + Wellness: B.Witching Organic Charcoal Mask from B.Witching Bath Co. (Booth #8052)

HANDMADE Collection
Handmade® Designer Maker: The Beau Tie from Guerdoo Design (Booth #1255 – NEW)
Handmade® Global Design: Sustainable Hand Embroidered Sneaker from Purple Impression (Booth #504 – NEW)
Artisan Resource®: Maxibag Spirit from Hilo Sagrado (Booth #3663)

For images of the winning products, please click here.

Winners were selected at the winter market over the weekend, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press. The judges for the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards were Emily Beckman of Earnshaw’s; Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Spa Industry Association; Nicole Davis of Lighting & Decor Magazine; Monika Eyers of Better Homes & Gardens; Simon Isaacs of Fatherly; Nancy Jeffries of HAPPI Magazine; Alice Kamphausen of Handels Digest; Keb Kennedy of Present Magazine; Andrea Lillo of HFN; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Raina Seitel of NBC New York Live; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting/IFDA; Becky Tyre of Retail Details; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Jeri Webb, retail consultant; and Susan Westmoreland of Good Housekeeping.

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About NY NOW
The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place February 3-7, 2018 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 opened on Saturday, February 3 and closes on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection opened on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 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 6.9 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 continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and
as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on
Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday,
February 7, 2018.
    •    Get a jump on summer planning – NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in
its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob
K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW