LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that entries are being accepted for the second semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, recognizing gift, furniture and home decor companies for eco-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities. The Global Goodness Awards will be presented to five exhibitors at the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 26-30, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas Market is continuing to see growth in companies showcasing artisanal, sustainable, environmentally friendly and Fair Trade products,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Decor, International Market Centers, producer of Las Vegas Market. “As the leading gift, furniture and home decor destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is proud to recognize and reward companies for making a positive impact on people and communities all over the world.”
The Global Goodness awards are open to all Las Vegas Market exhibitors, and the five honorees will be selected by an independent jury comprised of trade press editors, retail executives and industry experts. Essays from the five award recipients will be posted on the Las Vegas Market website, www.lasvegasmarket.com, and each honoree will receive special at-market recognition signage.
Las Vegas Market tenants and exhibitors wishing to participate in the Global Goodness initiative are invited to submit essays that describe their personal journey, outline the socially responsible products that they offer, and detail how these products and the sourcing process have had a positive impact on people and communities throughout the world. Essays, which must include both photos and text, are due by Wednesday, Jan. 15.