The Las Vegas Market is looking for entries for its 6th edition of the Global Goodness Awards, which recognize furniture, home décor, and gift companies for environmentally friendly, sustainable, and socially responsible business practices. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, January 13, 2017.
The Global Goodness honors will be bestowed upon one exhibitor in each of Las Vegas Market’s three major categories – Furniture, Home Décor, and Gift – as well as one additional People’s Choice Award selected via social media. The winners will be recognized at the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, held January 22 to 26.
“Las Vegas Market values and respects the roles that furniture, gift, and home décor firms play in making our world a better place to live and work,” says Dorothy Belshaw, President/Gift & Home Décor for International Market Centers. “Las Vegas Market celebrates and commends industry-leading corporate ‘good citizens’ for their exemplary socially responsibility, sustainability, and environmentally friendly business practices.”
The Global Goodness Awards, which debuted in 2013, are open to all Las Vegas Market exhibitors. A panel of prominent industry sustainability and social responsibility experts will select exhibitors that best represent the tenants of Global Goodness. The essays submitted by the award recipients will be posted on the Las Vegas Market Web site (www.lasvegasmarket.com) and each will receive special at-market recognition signage. The People’s Choice Award will be selected by popular vote from stories posted to the Las Vegas Market Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lvmarket.)
Las Vegas Market tenants and exhibitors wishing to participate in the Global Goodness initiative are invited to submit 125-word essays that describe their personal journey, outlining the socially responsible products that they offer and detailing how these products – and the sourcing process – have had a positive impact on people and communities throughout the world. The submissions – which must include both high-resolution photos and essay text – are due by Friday, January 13 to Esther Ossei-Anto at firstname.lastname@example.org. Past award recipients are not eligible to apply.
The Global Goodness awards program supplements an ongoing partnership Las Vegas Market has with the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) to create One Good World, a guide to sustainable furniture and home décor products to help connect legitimate suppliers and retailers in this new era of sustainability and accountability. The effort includes a Sustainable Products Locator Program, showcasing relevant at-Market resources, expanded educational offerings, plus addresses issues and opportunities connected with sustainability.
Las Vegas Market will also showcase a concentration of Fair Trade, sustainable and socially responsible products and producers within The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. HANDMADE features unique handcrafted, artisanal products in Pavilion 1; and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace showcases ethnic handicrafts, vintage and antique merchandise available for immediate delivery in Pavilion 2.