NYIGF reprises SustainAbility segment
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 6/24/2011 2:53:51 PM
White Plains, N.Y. - The New York International Gift Fair will include a SustainAbility display featuring 179 products from 125 companies during its summer show in New York, which runs Aug. 13-18.
The products will be contenders for the semi-annual Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GreenRetailer during the show. A full SustainAbility participant list, including detailed product descriptions, is available online at http://nyigf.com/TheShow/Sustainability.aspx.
Two seminars addressing sustainability issues and opportunities take place during NYIGF. "Certification, Standards & Compliance" will be held on Aug. 15 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., with Susan Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine and Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furniture Council describing the evolution of green products and business practices as well as new developments in certifications, standards and compliance.
On Aug. 16, "The Fair Trade Kitchen" will be presented from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Renee Bowers of the Fair Trade Federation will outline Fair Trade basics and address high-quality kitchen and table products with societal and cultural impact. Anna Wolfe of The Gourmet Retailer will moderate the session.
Tickets for each session are $20 advance and $25 onsite, or $30 in advance and $40 onsite for both SustainAbility seminars. Advance registration is available online at www.nyigf.com/programs.
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