Introducing Diversity Advocate, Community Impact, & Best Emerging Brand Awards

WHITE PLAINS, NY. (October 6, 2020) – The NY NOW® Digital Market Awards ceremony recognized and honored brands who have taken the challenges of this past year and turned them into an opportunity to provide help, hope, and positivity. Co-hosted by Patti Carpenter of Carpenter + Co. and Everick Brown of Everick Brown Design, the first-ever NY NOW Digital Market awards were a magnificent success, remarkable for their stories of inspiration and creativity amid adversity.

“NY NOW is about community, and now, more than ever, we’re missing the opportunity to connect, develop and foster relationships, as well as emerge with new ideas, collaborations, and inspiration. This year’s awards were an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact and contributions our brands have on communities, both locally and globally,” said Tim Hart, SVP Retail NY NOW. “The awards reinforced the essential role small businesses play in supporting the lives of so many throughout the world. The nominees showcased humanity, hope, and creativity that NY NOW is so proud to support through its platform of brands, makers, retailers, and specialty buyers worldwide. We were honored to host such an eclectic group during our first Digital Market Awards.”

The NY NOW Digital Market launched with more than 650 Brands + Makers and thousands of products made in over 60 countries. Plus, 16 collaborations that represent NY NOW’s full breadth — Accessories Council, American Handcrafted, British Jewelry and Giftware International, Bulletin Wholesale, Gift for Life, Greeting Card Association, Fair Trade Federation, Indonesian Pavilion, International Trade Center, Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference, MADE51, New York Makers, NAAWE, Portuguese Pavilion, Taiwanese Pavilion, and World Fair Trade Organization.

The Digital Market is live through the end of 2020 and beyond as NY NOW develops a true 365 engagement, discovery, and connection platform. Brands + Makers will have a continuous opportunity to engage and partner with buyers through a series of uniquely themed and timely product showcases all designed to satiate our community’s desire for discovery, exploration, and connection, both online and in-person.

To view the list of NY NOW Digital Market Awards finalists and winners, visit this link. Below is the list of award categories along with winners and finalists.

Best New Product Award
Alessi The Plissé Appliance Collection (FINALIST)
AMEICO – Candlelight LED Rechargeable Candle (WINNER)
eeBoo – Koala’s Cozy Cottage (FINALIST)

Community Impact Award
Awarded to 5 Deserving Brands
Bee’s Wrap, LLC
Elements Truffles
Essence of Harris
Fair Anita
Upfront Cosmetics

Diversity Advocate Award
54kibo (FINALIST)
Devi Arts Collective (FINALIST)
Junglevine Foundation (WINNER)
Wabi Whiffs (FINALIST)

Best Emerging Brand Award
Love Bubby (FINALIST)
Essence of Harris (WINNER)
Von Gern Home (FINALIST)

Sustainable Design Award
Bee’s Wrap, LLC (FINALIST)
The Chai Box (WINNER)

The recording of the NY NOW Digital Market Awards ceremony is now available on-demand exclusively in the Digital Market. Registration for the Digital Market is open.

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About NY NOW:

NY NOW, an Emerald event is the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery. Gathering twice a year in America’s design capital, New York City, it’s where buyers and designers unearth a refreshed and dedicated collection of eclectic lifestyle products. Now in its 96th year, NY NOW features eleven comprehensive sections – Accent on Design, Accessories, Artisan Resource, Baby + Child, Handmade Designer Maker, Handmade Global Design, Home Furnishings + Textiles, Luxury Lifestyle, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares, and Wellness – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories.

About Emerald:

Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit