Three Companies Receive Eco-Choice Awards at NYIGF

Three companies - Aladdin, a brand of PMI; Sobremesa Greenheart; and Xovivo - have received the 7th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards recognizing the most innovative and environmentally responsible gift, home, and lifestyle products at the winter 2013 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). Online balloting determined winners of the Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GREENRetailer magazine, in three categories; Most Innovative, Most Sensitive Use of Materials, and Most Sellable.

“These companies share an admirable commitment to responsible product design,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. “Their products appealed to voters for their blend of ‘green’ function and style.”

The winners and finalists of the winter 2013 Eco Choice Awards are:

Most Innovative - XOvivo Fashion Accessories for its men’s Cymbal Bracelet. Finalist: Equilibrium for its rectangular free form mirror. Finalist: First World Trash for its wine satchel.

Most Sensitive Use of Materials - Sobremesa Greenheart for its coffee wood utensils. Finalist: Acacia Creations for its recycled aluminum salad servers. Finalist: What’s Hot, Inc., for its Frais Luxury line of personal care products.

Most Sellable - Aladdin, a brand of PMI, for its recycled Glass To-Go tumbler. Finalist: Hipcycle, for its FunkyJunk Recycled tote bag with cutout handles. Finalist: Zebi Baby for its organic bundle of burpies.

NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at