Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Five Baby and Child Best New Product Awards Presented at NY NOW

Five companies were named Baby + Child Best New Product Award winners, in connection with Winter 2014 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle. These five honorees are also eligible for NY NOW's "Best of Lifestyle" Award, which will be determined by online balloting at during the show.

Vici Enterprises received "Bloggers' Choice" top honors for Spherovelo. In addition, winners were recognized for excellence in four categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of ten editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites selected products which exemplified innovation, design and style.
The winter 2014 winners and finalists are: 
Vici Enterprises (New York, NY) for its Spherovelo, the first, and only, ride-on in the world that is able to help children aged 1-2 years make early connections between their senses (vision, pressure, equilibrium) and their motor system.

Winner: Nhocchi (New York, NY) for its Doorway Puppet Theater, which is portable, easy to set-up and packs into an attached pouch, or hangs to one side for easy storage. 
Finalist: eco-kids (Portland, OR) for its eco-easel. 
Finalist: Uncle Goose (Grand Rapids, MI) for its Stack and Scare Set 4.

Winner: Little Giraffe (Van Nuys, CA) for its Little G Money Bank, a ceramic bank with hand-painted dots. 
Finalist: Baby baazaar Inc. (New York, NY) for its Quilted Baby Blanket-Patches. 
Finalist: Anais & I (New York, NY) for its Blanket + Pillow Set.

Winner: Elements Accessories (New York, NY) for its Lava Lunch, a bag which keeps food hot up to 6 hours and has a Neoprene outer shell with proprietary super-insulation for maximum heat retention and exterior pockets for utensils, snacks, and drinks. It also comes with two organic reusable and unleakable Lava Rocks which maintain warmth. 
Finalist: PERADI INC (Brooklyn, NY) for its carriage bunting.Finalist: Free Like Birdie (Westfield, MA) for its Free Like Birdie Travel System.

Winner: Winter Water Factory LLC (Brooklyn, NY) for its Outer Space Charcoal Romper, a 100% organic cotton baby romper, with original print. Made in the USA. 
Finalist: Magnificent Baby (New York, NY) for its Smart Close Magnetic Raincoat. 
Finalist: JoJo Maman Bébé (London, UK) for its Polarfleece All In One.

"Baby + Child is a juried neighborhood within the NY NOW LIFESTYLE Collection, so the product caliber and quality is already very high," said Melissa Engongoro, Baby + Child Sales Manager. "However, these resources have been singled out for their superlative design qualities."

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