February 7, 2017
Best New Product Awards announced at NY NOW

Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards and “Best Exclusive Launch” Award were announced during NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Each of the winning companies stood out among hundreds of entries that showcased the leading trends in home, lifestyle and gift.

NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards
NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections currently on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, including the Accent on Design section, which was added to the program for the first time this market.

“This year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards winners are all incredible examples of this year’s hottest trends and truly set the bar for design in a variety of categories,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW codirector and vice president, Emerald Expositions. “NY NOW is the destination for the most innovative brands that are combining design and functionality and our panel of expert judges certainly had a wealth of options to consider before naming this year’s winners.”

Winners of the winter 2017 “Best New Product” Awards are:

HOME Collection
    • Accent on Design: Campstove from BioLite (Booth #4042)
    • Home Furnishings + Textiles: FEZ Duvet Cover from Cloud9 Design (Booth 1207)
    • Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: Chocolate Covered Farmstead Caramels from Big Picture Farm (Booth 3679)

LIFESTYLE Collection
    • Baby + Child: Rookie Humans Crib Sheet from Rookie Humans (Booth 7167)
    • Gift: Tooth Fairy Kit from Inklings Paperie (Booth 7672)
    • Personal Accessories: The Black Cat on the Moon from Moonglow Jewelry (Booth 8366)
    • Personal Care + Wellness: Razor Bump Scrub from The Men’s Soap Shop (Booth 8040)

HANDMADE Collection
    • Handmade Designer Maker: Arrow Cheese Marker Set from Beehive Handmade (Booth 9310)
    • Handmade Global Design: Sari Throw from Anchal Project (Booth 620)
    • Artisan Resource: Ethical Fashion Tie from Korbata (Booth 1076)

NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award
In addition to the “Best New Product” Awards, NY NOW also announced today the winner of its “Best Exclusive Launch” Award. This honor recognizes a standout product that is making its official debut exclusively at the winter 2017 market in the destination:new product display (located in booth #1726). The Lucite Backgammon Set in Pink and White from Wilouby International (Booth #2776) was chosen as the winner.

“NY NOW is unrivalled in the variety and caliber of exclusive launches that take place at each event, and the winter 2017 market is no exception,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW codirector and vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Wilouby International’s Lucite Backgammon Set received the ‘Best Exclusive Launch’ Award because it is beautiful, fun and sure to be a favorite among buyers and consumers alike. Congratulations!”

Winners for both award programs were selected at the winter market earlier this week, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press. The judges for the winter 2017 “Best New Product” Awards and the “Best Exclusive Launch” Award were: Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Day Spa Association; Tracy Bulla of Home Accents Today; Jennifer Condon of Hearst Design Group; David Gill of HFN; Stuart Hata of Museum Store Association; Nancy Jeffries of HAPPI Magazine; Tory Johnson of Steals and Deals for Good Morning America; Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Chris Morrow of CNN iReport; Jim Negen of Giftware News Magazine; Haniya Rae of Cottages & Gardens; Raina Seitel of NBC NY Live; Suzanne Slesin of Pointed Leaf Press; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting; Becky Tyre of Retail Details; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Liliana Vazquez of TODAY Show; Joyce Washnik of Giftbeat; Jeri Webb of Museum Store Consultant.

The winter 2017 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, runs through Wednesday, Feb. 8 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – encompass tens of thousands of products from more than 2,400+ established and emerging brands. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 94 countries worldwide are expected. For more information, visit


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