WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Three companies—aMano Fair Trade, Delight London and Shupaca Alpaca Clothing & Accessories—are winners of the ninth semi-annual Eco Choice Awards for Most Sellable, Most Innovative and Most Sensitive Use of Materials, respectively, for products to be featured at the winter 2014 edition of NY Now. Winners of the Eco Choice Awards, which are co-sponsored by NY Now and GREENRetailer magazine, are determined through online balloting.
“From an impressive field of nominees, these products most strongly resonated with voters for their blend of style and sustainability,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY Now director and GLM senior vice president. “These award-winning products will be among nearly 200 carefully curated ‘green’ home and lifestyle products that will be featured in NY Now’s winter 2014 SustainAbility: design for a better world display.”
London-based Delight London won for its Ruffle necklace from designer Ros Weaver’s line of rubber band jewelry handmade in Britain from biodegradable natural rubber. Shupaca, of San Diego won for its collection of blankets and throws handmade in Ecuador from hypo-allergenic alpaca. And aMano Fair Trade, also of San Diego, won for its Coffee Bag Computer Case made by hand in Guatemala.