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New York Gift Fair: post wrap - a winning show by all accounts

Thanks for making the The New York Gift Show this year one of our best shows ever. It was really nice seeing our customers and familiar faces over the several days we 'set up shop' in Javits. It is nearly a 24 hour journey traveling from Shanghai, but well worth it.

Always great seeing many of our customers who have stood by us for many years, or recently joined with us, and a joy to meet people who are only now discovering bambu. People who appreciate the breadth of our range, the originality of our designs, quality of our craftsmanship, and the 'bambu way' of doing business.

People are increasingly interested in integrating sustainability into their businesses. Wanting to offer beautiful, eco-friendly alternatives to their customers. We had some great conversations with a lot of people, retailers, designers, small business owners - and that's really encouraging.

One of the major highlights was winning this year's The Eco Award.

Our product was selected from among 250 entries as 'Most Salable' by retailers.

That's a vote we are pleased to received. Full details from the official news release are here.

Other Highlights and Friends

Meeting again Robert from EcoShoppe and reviewing new store plans. Chatting with Mark from 3R Living about the challenges of retailing. Our new friends from South Carolina.

Meeting with Josh Carin. Josh operates Geppetto Catering the only Certified Green caterer in the region. Their green credentials are impressive and they proudly use our products because we are using Certified Organic materials, elegant range of products, and because we prescribe to sustainable practices in our business every day.

Saying hello to our friends at Joanne Hudson - Duncan, Jonathan, Sam - thanks for stopping by. We appreciate your business.

Meeting Lori Hill, of Lori Hill Events. Lori is sharp-minded and one of the original pioneers of the Green Movement in the DC area. Savvy Sustainable Events. Keep an eye out for them.

We appreciate all our customers. Thank you for your business. Thank you for taking the time to stop by our booth.

If you didn't make it to the show, but want a curated look at the top 100 exhibitors (ours included). Here you go. From ShelterPop the 'what's now and what's happening' report. NY Gift Top 100

A few media highlights too...

bambu is featured among the pages here. Global trend spotters Trend Hunter were thrilled to discover our Coconut Bowls and highlight our 'Coco' Bowls here

Donna Schwartz came by to introduce herself. Donna is featuring bambu in an upcoming Gourmet Retailer article on Sustainability and Green Products. That's a natural fit!

Spilt Milk for Moms covered our bambu KIDS utensils with a glowing review here.

New York. It's a happening. The hard work continues....

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