– Handmade® Designer Maker
Section Features Hundreds of Artists
with Exceptional Designs –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. – June 18, 2018 – NY NOW®, the Market for
Home, Lifestyle + Gift,
is pleased to
spotlight its Handmade® Designer Maker section for buyers looking for unique handcrafted
products. This section features an exciting sourcing experience from domestic
and international brands that offer hand-crafted pieces. This August, buyers
will discover a growing international presence as well as groups of makers from
U.S. cities like Portland and Austin, that are bursting with creativity. Jewelry
continues to be a leading trend among Handmade Designer Maker exhibitors, as
well as those with sustainable practices and naturally sourced gems. NY NOW
will take place in its entirety Sunday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 15, 2018
at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and buyers can find the
Handmade Designer Maker section on Level 3 in the 1000-1400 aisles.

“This is where connections are made and
stories are told said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Director.  More and more, consumers are driven to purchase
based on the stories behind the products, whether it’s a gift for someone else or
for themselves. The Handmade Designer Maker section at NY NOW provides buyers
an unparalleled opportunity to meet and connect directly with makers across all
media to discover new and unique products and the stories behind them. Buyers
looking to bring a unique and curated touch to their shop or retail store are
sure to find exceptional and high-quality products their customers will crave.”

Jewelry and
Personal (and Pet!) Style

Angelrox (Booths #1136 & #8184) – *NEW*
to Handmade Designer Maker and also showing within Personal Accessories – Versatile,
elegant, handcrafted fashion made from essential bamboo rayon and organic
cotton layers. Featuring wraps, leggings, tops, dresses and accessories with signature
designs by Roxi Suger that are handmade in Maine and crafted with joy.

Claire Sommers Buck (Booth #1256) – *NEW* – An independently owned, handmade jewelry
line out of Austin, Texas featuring fresh and honest collections that evoke
ancient aesthetics and the ornament of a global culture. A dedication to craft,
quality, and integrity of design is ingrained in every facet of the brand. All
gemstones and metals are nationally-sourced and each collection is designed and

Little Minnow (Booth #1447) – Returning from an absence – Lizzi and Mary
Bradley are sisters, business owners and by a small miracle, still friends!
They met back in the 80’s and found themselves both in Austin, TX in 2011.
While living in a tiny apartment together, their idea of making handmade
women’s accessories came to life. They spent their weekends learning how to
screen print, sketching out designs and connecting new products. They will be
featuring scarves, travel bags and pins.

Maya Kini (Booth #1107) – *NEW* – Maya Kini uses recycled gold and silver
to craft her pieces. Her studio facilitates refining old jewelry using a
sustainable process for credit toward the purchase of new jewelry. Maya Kini
Jewelry also supports the work of Ethical Metalsmiths and their efforts to
ethically source both newly mined and recycled precious metals.

· (Booth #1059) – *NEW* – makes goods for little
dogs and their humans.  Show your pup
some love with a cozy coat. Hand-sewn in the USA using Polartec® fleece, these
coats fit right and look great. You and your little dog will love all six

stôn by Latondra (Booth #1215) – *NEW* – Featuring sculpted jewelry with presence,
for women and men who believe that their jewelry should be as unique as they
are. Each stôn piece reflects a devotion to craftsmanship, sustainable sources
and practices, and design aesthetic. stôn believes in the organic nature
through which jewelry is created, and that each piece should be as unique as
the individual who wears it.

For the Home or

Bright Beam Goods (Booth #1241) – Featuring an expanded booth – Bright Beam
Goods believe that handmade things carry more meaning. They are special,
unique, imbued with traces of the human hand, and bring with them a sense of
wonder and joy. Handmade in Austin, Texas, the Company will be featuring
coasters, puzzles, games, spinning top kits, ornament kits, jewelry and more,
made from wood and cork.

Conduit Press (Booth #1025) – *NEW* – A leather goods brand that enhances nature
in everyday life. Featuring totes, journals, pillows and more; proudly made in
Indiana, since 2009.

David Stepan (Booth #1210) – *NEW* – Featuring fine art culinary ware including
extraordinary charcuterie cheese boards, and hand hammered copper cheese
tools.  Blurring the lines between art,
service and décor, David Stepan explores and features the peculiar grains of
wood, stone, and the warmth of hammered copper.

Elizabeth Benotti Handmade Ceramics (Booth
– Returning from
an absence – Lovely, handmade ceramics with a purpose that are thoughtfully
designed and pinched, slip cast or wheel thrown in Maine. Each finger
impression, brush stroke and etching lends a unique touch to the final object
and carries the story of its creation.

Motawi Tileworks, Inc. (Booth #1180) – Returning from an absence – Nawal is the founder,
owner and principal designer of Motawi Tileworks. With her team of designers
and craftsmen, she creates handmade, historically informed art tile for
installations and as art pieces.

NaturaPure (Booth #1052) – *NEW* – A Calgary based company focused on helping
people live a waste and chemical free life. 
NaturaPure’s Wool Dryer Balls are handmade in Canada from cruelty free
and ethically sourced Canadian Wool. 
Each dryer ball is 100% dye free and environmentally friendly.

Zass Design (Booth #1030) – *NEW* – Redefining the overlooked, Zass Design
turns rescued materials into rad upcycled jewelry and accessories to promote
future friendly living. The Company’s hope and dream is that its pieces
can make simple changes in one’s life, and help them move towards a more
sustainable lifestyle.


British Jewellery & Giftware
(Booth #1363 in
Handmade Designer Maker and several booths at the rear of the 7700 and 7800
aisles in the Gift section) – British Jewellery & Giftware International
(BJGI) formed in 1970, is the leading trade body representing the interests of
firms working within one of the most dynamic and exhilarating sectors of
British Industry, giftware, jewelry, luggage, home decoration and fashion accessories.

Chambre Regionale de metiers et de
L’Artisanat idf
(Booth #1362) –
Regional Chamber of Arts & Crafts is a public organization which brings
together more than 200,000 craftsmen from the Parisian region. Eight companies
will showcase unique and original creations such as handmade jewelry, French
espadrille, fashion accessory, art object among other savoir faire. Brands
include: Maison Boks & Baum Paris, Fanex France, Lotta Djossou Paris, Clair
De Jour Paris and Lorina Balteanu.

Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messe Stuttgart
(Booth #1376 in
Handmade Designer Maker and several booths at the rear of the 7600 and 7700
aisles in the Gift section) – The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs
and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the AUMA – Association of the German
Trade Fair Industry are once again supporting a German group participation,
giving more than 10 companies the opportunity to present their excellent
products such as jewelry, accessories, gifts, as well as glass and wood art.

New and Convenient

NY NOW will feature a new date pattern for
the summer 2018 market offering greater convenience to both buyers and
exhibitors. The Handmade Designer Maker section will open along with the rest
of NY NOW at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12 and close at 3:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 15 (one hour later than previous markets). Please note that no sections are open on Saturday. This date
pattern represents a return to NY NOW’s traditional and preferred summer
schedule, eliminating the staggered opening of recent markets and allowing
buyers to shop all sections of the Market – including Handmade Designer Maker –
at any point during the show.

Register Today!

NY NOW is open to members of the industry including
retailers and buyers as well as members of the press. For more information and
to register, please visit


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About NY NOW

summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the
Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift,
will take place August 12-15, 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. Attendees from all
50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald
Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the
United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well
as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over
500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF
of exhibition space.

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,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the
“NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.

Javits North will continue to be under
renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade®
Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3.

The entirety of NY NOW’s summer 2018 market –
including the Handmade® Global Design section located in the River Pavilion –
will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and close at 3:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York
City. No sections are open on Saturday.

NY NOW has a new logo. If you need a high-res
version for your coverage, please contact us at


Jennifer (Samuels)
Coyne PR for NY NOW