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NYIGF Reprises SustainAbility Segment

Retail Editor 5 -- Home Textiles Today, July 15, 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The New York International Gift Fair will include a SustainAbility display featuring 179 products from 125 companies during its summer show in New York, which runs Aug. 13-18.
     The products will be contenders for the semi-annual Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and Green- Retailer during the show. A full SustainAbility participant list, including detailed product descriptions, is available online at http://nyigf.com/TheShow/ Sustainability.aspx.
     Two seminars addressing sustainability issues and opportunities take place during NYIGF. "Certification, Standards & Compliance" will be held on Aug. 15 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., with Susan Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine and Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furniture Council describing the evolution of green products and business practices as well as new developments in certifi - cations, standards and compliance.
     On Aug. 16, "The Fair Trade Kitchen" will be presented from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Renee Bowers of the Fair Trade Federation will outline Fair Trade basics and address high-quality kitchen and table products with societal and cultural impact. Anna Wolfe of The Gourmet Retailer will moderate the session.
Tickets for each session are $20 advance and $25 onsite, or $30 in advance and $40 onsite for both SustainAbility seminars. Advance registration is available online at www.nyigf. com/programs.

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