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THREE COMPANIES RECEIVE SUMMER 2012 ECO-CHOICE AWARDS
Online Voting Determine Best “Green” Products To Be Featured at NYIGF
NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2012… As a result of popular balloting, three companies – are you?, Box Play for Kids and Iskin – have been named winners of the 6th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards recognizing the most innovative and environmentally responsible gift, home, and lifestyle products at the summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), August 18-22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers
92 & 94.
For the first time in the competition’s history, voting took place online for the Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GREENRetailer magazine. According to Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, “The competition’s first ever online balloting was very well-received and a record number of votes were cast. From among 24 finalists, the three winning products really resonated with voters and were clear winners.”
Summer 2012 Eco Choice Awards winners and finalists are:
Most Innovative: Iskin, (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for its “Flora” flower vase cover made of 100% organic wool.
Finalist: Europe2 You (Roswell, GA) for its mirror sieve.
Finalist: Tesoros (Austin, TX) for its woven paper ribbon.
Most Sensitive Use of Materials: are you? (Robbinsville, NJ) for its 100% tree free cotton note cards.
Finalist: Alegria (Cupertino, CA) for its golden grass handbag.
Finalist: Woolbuddy (San Rafael, CA) for its felting giraffe.
Most Sellable: Box Play for Kids (Phoenix, AZ) for its sticker sets which transform cartons into playthings.
Finalist: Article 22 (Brooklyn, NY) for its exterior story triple bracelet set.
Finalist: Sea Stones (Windham, NH) for its drink chillers.
NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+
exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.