WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 14, 2014… An impressive roster of new, returning and expanding exhibitors – showcasing some 100,000+ products from across the globe – is fueling increased enthusiasm for the winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, January 31-February 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New, returning and expanding exhibitors are distributed throughout NY NOW’s three Collections: HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE.
“NY NOW’s 2,800+ exhibitors will include an anticipated 400 new companies for the winter 2015 edition, with newcomers representing both first-time participants, as well as companies returning to NY NOW after a hiatus from the New York Market,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “We also have a number of long-time exhibitors who are expanding their profile in the New York Market with larger exhibit spaces this winter.”
To date, nearly 20 new and returning exhibitors have confirmed their participation in two HOME Collection categories – Home Furnishings + Textiles and Tabletop +Gourmet Housewares. Newcomers for the winter 2015 edition include: Artifacts Trading, Oohlong, Paliwal GDR Homestyles Pvt Ltd., Ro Sham Beaux and Trillium Collection within the Home Furnishings + Textiles category; and Benguela Trading, Farmhouse Pottery, Hella Bitter, Island Stoneware, Joseph Wesley Black Tea, Livliga, Maryland China, Merritt International, Monbento, Mottahedeh & Company, Pfielring of America, Q-Squared, Sertodo Copper and Silver Needle Tea Company within the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares category. Additional newcomers to Accent on Design®, the industry’s leading resource for design-led merchandise presented semi-annually alongside the HOME Collection, will be announced in late November, following the Accent on Design Selection Committee’s review of new applicants.
NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE Collection welcomes nearly 40 new and returning exhibitors to its four categories – Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories and Personal Care + Wellness. Newcomers for the winter 2015 Market are: beatrix NEW YORK, Calisson Inc., Dabbawalla Bags, lulujo baby, The Little Yoga Mat and Swankie Blankie within Baby + Child; Ann Page, Anna Griffin, Applewood Books, Ardsley International, BigLove, Eunco, Evy Jacob, Fashionit, Flying Bird Botanicals, Graphique De France, Girl of all Work, Gumball Poodle, Heritage International, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, JPT, Lucy Lu Designs, Panama Jack, Recover, Relaxus, Retro 1951 and The Home T within Gift; Anohki, Dea Dia, ena colours, Liz Soto Handbags, Meg Carter Designs and Sacs of Life, within Personal Accessories; and Eleven Point, J.R. Watkins and Moon Valley Organics, within Personal Care + Wellness.
NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection welcomes new and returning exhibitors to its two categories, which are defined by process (limited production makers from the United States and abroad) and provenance (global import resources). To date, and in advance of a more formalized jury review of new applicants to HANDMADE, the following newcomers already have been confirmed: Calyz Textiles, Manos Zapotecas and Welspun within Global Design; and Two Tone Studios within Designer Maker.
In addition to new and returning exhibitors, more than 20 companies in NY NOW’s three Collections already have demonstrated their commitment to the New York Market by expanding their exhibit space for the winter 2015 edition. Expanding LIFESTYLE Collection exhibitors include Apple Park and Kidkraft within Baby + Child; British Jewelry & Giftware International, Penguin / Random House, Spitfire Girls and Time Concept within Gift; Spartina within Personal Accessories; and Royal Apothic within Personal Care + Wellness. HOME Collection exhibitors also taking larger exhibit spaces are: Aesthetic Movement, Eleven Design Studio, Seletti and Tom Dixon within Accent on Design; Emporium Home, London Clock 1922, Made Goods, Outpost Original, Prestige Identity and Rani Arabella within Home Furnishings + Textiles; and Ambiente Paper Products, Lily Juliet, Lunares, Mariposa, Mottahedeh & Company and Rolf Glass within Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares. HANDMADE Global Design exhibitor Good Paper also has expanded for the forthcoming Market.
The winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home +Lifestyle, will run Saturday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW has staggered show opening dates, with HANDMADE running Saturday to Tuesday at the Javits Center, and HOME and LIFESTYLE running Sunday to Wednesday at the Javits Center. Market hours are 9am – 6pm, daily, except Tuesday, February 3, when HANDMADE closes at 5pm; and Wednesday, February 4, when HOME and LIFESTYLE close at 2pm.
NY NOW’s comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. IInformation and registration are available online at www.nynow.com.