Martha Stewart announces second annual 'American Made' program
Two-day event will celebrate innovation and spotlight new entrepreneurs
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 5/1/2013 11:51:41 AM
New York - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will present its second annual "American Made" artisanal fair and workshop Oct. 16-17 at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.
American Made Awards, selected by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, will be presented in the categories of Crafts, Design, Garden, Style, Food, and Technology; as well as Audience Choice honorees chosen by popular vote on the American Made website. More than 230,000 people took part in last year's Audience Choice nominations and vote.
The inaugural 2012 American Made event, also held in Vanderbilt Hall, featured a retail store and cafe curated by Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living, as well as a classroom for workshops and panels with participation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Calvin Klein, Millard "Mickey" Drexler, Tory Burch, Willie Geist and Karen Mills, the 23rd administrator of the Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama's cabinet. More than 100 hand-selected purveyors, sellers, artisans, and celebrities took part in the event, which was attended by approximately 500,000 people.
"There is currently a return to community that focuses on the handcrafted and local, and a repopulation of America's Main Streets with such businesses," Stewart said of the event. "American Made is designed to celebrate and support these creative entrepreneurs in the fields that express MSLO's core values. I'm thrilled that we are able to make American Made an annual event, and I'm looking forward to building on the success of last year."
For more information or to nominate Audience Choice honorees (beginning June 20), click here.
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