Aussie company scoops top award at NY NOW

Young Australian company Gratitude Glass Jars has won best product for the gift sector in the Lifestyle category at NY NOW Summer Market.

“Not bad for a business that has only been doing this [seriously] for the past four months,” enthuses founder, Claire Summers.

Announced today, the awards recognise and celebrate the wonderful product offerings from exhibitors across the Market, and each of the winning products stood out among hundreds of entries that showcased the leading trends in home, lifestyle and gift.

“NY NOW is the place for many buyers to discover the newest products for their stores, and these awards recognise ten outstanding products from across the Market," says Randi Mohr, group show director, NY NOW and vice president, Emerald Expositions.

“This year’s Best New Product Awards winners truly push the envelope delivering superior, stunning and on-trend products in a variety of categories.”

Other winners include CB Eat from Chewbeads (Lifestyle category―baby & child); the cheese knife from W&P Design (Home category―accent on design) and the felt and leather handbag from Mulxiply (Handmade category―handmade global design).

The winners were chosen earlier in the week by a panel of industry experts and members of the media. Judges included Patti Biro of Patti Biro and Associates; Joel Bray of House & Home; Anne-Marie Earl of Gifts and Decorative Accessories; Jennifer Marks of Home & Textiles Today; Adam Glassman of O, The Oprah Magazine; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Associates; Susan Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting; and Giftguide’s own editor, Marion Gerritsen.

The Home, Lifestyle and Handmade categories encompass more than 2,400 brands.