– Exhibitors with New Products and Sustainable Practices Will be Highlighted in Popular Displays –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. – June 22, 2016 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to once again feature its popular SustainAbility: design for a better world® and destination: new product displays at the summer 2016 market. The SustainAbility display will showcase environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products and manufacturers from around the world while the destination: new display will highlight exhibitors with new product introductions including launches exclusive to the summer market.

“Each year, we are excited to highlight the industry’s most compelling product introductions and showcase the new and sustainable products that represent a wide range of world resources,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Co-Director. “For buyers and exhibitors alike, the SustainAbility and destination: new displays provide a global stage for the most innovative products that continue to drive the industry forward and make for an incredible NY NOW market experience.”

SustainAbility: design for a better world®

Curated by Ilene Shaw of Shaw + Co! Productions and located in the North Concourse of the Jacob K. Javits Center, the SustainAbility display will showcase global gift and home industry suppliers whose products or production processes are eco-friendly or companies whose business practices are socially responsible, philanthropic or fair-trade oriented will also be on display. Submissions are assessed on innovation, sell-ability and sensitive use of materials and all exhibitors that apply for the SustainAbility display will also be featured in NY NOW’s SustainAbility literature for market attendees.

At the summer 2016 market, the SustainAbility display will feature more than 170 products from over 100 exhibitors including:

  • Lafco: Violet & Amber Wood Moisture Rich Soap (Booth #4054)
  • Sobremesa by Greenheart: Short Ola Cake Stand (Booth #3346)
  • JeevanKala: Cloths Bin (Booth #211)
  • Lovewild Design: Blooming Coins (Booth #9153)
  • Industria Vetreria Valdarnese: IVV Vintage Collection (Booth #3618)
  • The Winding Road: Hand Made Felt Kitties (Booth #132)

destination: new

NY NOW exhibitors with new product introductions were invited to participate in destination: new, the new products display at the summer 2016 market. Exhibitors were encouraged to submit product for consideration, which must be new to the marketplace as of March 1, 2016. Products that are being debuted exclusively at NY NOW’s summer 2016 market will be specially highlighted.

More than 275 exhibitors and products have already been accepted for the destination: new display including:

  • AD-N-Art: FRESH 2 GO Juicer and storage (Booth #3256)
  • Arbiter: Egizia Fragrance Collection (Booth #3618)
  • BENJAMIN INTERNATIONAL: Recycled Tent Bags (Booth #8486)
  • Kizingo: Kizingo Toddler Spoon (Booth #7071)
  • Vance Kitira International: Golden Quartz Gemstone Candle (Booth #1002)

More information about the displays can be found here. While the entry period for the SustainAbility display has closed, submissions for the destination: new display are being accepted on a rolling basis for new exhibitors that meet the criteria.

NY NOW returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City beginning August 20th and ending August 24th. For more information or to register, 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 100,000 products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 20 and close on Tuesday, August 23. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, August 21, and close on Wednesday, August 24. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 50 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

More information about NY NOW can be found at


Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW