NY Now Eco Choice Awards Finalists Picked

Eco Choice AwardWHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Thirty finalists will compete for NY Now's 11th annual Eco Choice Awards.

The finalists will compete in one of three award categories: most innovative, most sellable and most sensitive use of materials. Online voting for the winners began on Dec. 12 and will continue through Jan. 9 on giftshopmag.com/votegreen. The winners will be announced on Jan. 12.

In the "most innovative category," the finalists are: Anemone centerpiece by Annieglass Inc.; a beaded bracelet featuring vintage buttons, retired coins and old watch faces by Dunitz & Company Inc.; a backpack from flip & tumble; City Lights by FunnyFish Inc.; Kupp' from Katesplace LLC; recycled T-shirt skirts by Look At Me Designs; Peace Shape Maple Teether by Maple Landmark Woodcraft; The Gatherer, a waxed canvas bucket bag by Peg and Awl; the Cork Dots sling by Spicer Bags; and Vinyltone by Vinylux.

The finalists in "most sensitive use of materials" are: Urban dinnerware by Alex Marshall Studios; a burlap nettled cushion by Calyz Textiles; ecojot app ready city journals by Ecojot; paper rosettes by Giftsland; hand soap by Hand In Hand Soap; the Mote Marine collection by Harry Barker; the Fire Station by Plan Toys; handcrafted stone owls by Tesoros Trading Co.; Xaquixe glass carboy and glasses by Tilonia; and YOXObug Flye by YOXO.

In the "most sellable" category, the finalists are: the Dog collection by Artel Glass; a reclaimed wood art frame by Beach Frames LLC; the "I Pick You" card by Good Paper; the Frankie tote by Graf & Lantz; Munch-mates by Modern-Twist; the Cubes journal by Karen Alweil Studio; the Keys tablerunner by MKC Photography; the Mermaid Once Upon a Time Collection by Pebble; the "Love" Animals greeting cards by Rigel Stuhmiller; and a cruelty-free organic silk throw from Sustainable Threads.

Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president, said, "The Eco Choice Awards reflect the critical importance of 'green' products that deliver both form and function, as well as increasingly higher standards for green production processes and design."

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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