Hand-made Global Design area at NY NOW drawing attention

Looking for great craftsmanship and unique pieces that tell a story? Buyers should look no further than the Handmade® Global Design section at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. As the industry’s most expansive marketplace, NY NOW’s unique Handmade Global Design section presents 150 global import resources with a focus on good design, traditional craftsmanship, and community building through global artisan workshops. NY NOW’s Handmade Global Design section will be open exclusively on August 19 and runs through August 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the River Pavilion (Level 4).

“Buyers are in for a treat when they visit the Handmade Global Design section at NY NOW,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “The craftsmanship and unique nature of these products alone will have buyers placing orders, but it’s the stories behind how these products came to be that will inspire attendees to explore new categories and offerings for their store.”

The Handmade Global Design section is unique to NY NOW, and what’s more, NY NOW provides attendees with a dedicated day on Saturday, August 19 to exclusively immerse themselves in this compelling section. Exhibitors are hand-selected to be part of this juried section where they showcase authentic designs, both traditional and modern, that have been handmade through global artisan cooperatives and represent the epitome of quality craftsmanship. These exhibitors have U.S. distribution and wholesale pricing capabilities, making it easy for buyers to place orders and bring these exceptional products to consumers.

A full list of the Handmade Global Design exhibitors can be found here. Below is just a small sampling of the new and exciting companies that will be on display.

  •            Bloom & Give (Booth #312) – Featuring scarves, bags, and textiles from India
  •            Chibcha (Booth #317) – Featuring jewelry from Colombia
  •            Juststars (Booth #110) – Featuring paper stars from Germany
  •            Mulxiply | a project of GIVEGIVE (Booth #225) – Featuring jewelry, accessories and gifts from Nepal

NY NOW is also working closely with Aid to Artisans (Booth #259) at the upcoming summer market.  In addition to being an exhibitor in the Handmade Global Design section, Aid to Artisans will continue its tradition of hosting an on-site Market Readiness, as well as a Buyer Connect Luncheon.  These sessions showcase their dedication to ensuring up-and-coming artisans are prepared as they enter the U.S. market as well as their commitment to connecting buyers to these artisan groups. Finally, NY NOW is proud to once again reinforce its commitment to verified Fair Trade Federation members throughout the Market. The NY NOW summer 2017 market directory will feature a dedicated page spotlighting the many amazing artisans spread throughout the Market.

To register to attend and experience everything that the Handmade Global Design section has to offer, or for more information on NY NOW, please visit nynow.com.