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NYIGF's Newest Division Welcomes 200 New Global Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - About 200 new companies from 17 countries will be among the exhibitors debuting new gift, home and lifestyle products in the "Newest" division of the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF).
     The newcomers to the "Newest" division represent businesses of all sizes, NYIGF noted, including individual designers, importers, and major manufacturers.
     New York's Newest runs Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. A full list of the exhibitors is available online at
     "New York's ‘Newest' is a discovery zone where buyers can source cross-category, high-quality resources new to the New York market," said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.
     Presented at New York City's Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92, New York's Newest will feature a concentration of 200 exhibitors new to NYIGF. Within the division's full range of product categories, jewelry and personal accessories will be especially well-represented this winter.
     Innovative personal accessories will be showcased by many companies, NYIGF said. Some highlights include Mad Bay Designs's nautical collection of bags and pillows, Angelrox's eco-friendly contemporary women's apparel and wraps including maternity; Native Union's mobile phone accessories, and Blunt USA's umbrellas.
     Among the products offered by international exhibitors are: handmade Peruvian home textiles from Inversiones Textiles; fair trade products from Uganda from Jinja Fair Trade; and fair trade gifts from around the world featuring the Kisii Stone from Venture Imports.
     Retailers are invited to attend the New York's Newest welcome reception on Pier 92 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. opening day.

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