Craft Scotland presented UK-based makers within the Handmade Designer Maker section of NY NOW 2020.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th Street
New York City
Craft Scotland, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), presented the British Craft Pavilion at NY NOW 2020.
Five UK-based makers exhibited and sold their work within the Handmade Designer Maker section of international trade fair NY NOW, from Saturday 1 to Tuesday 4 February 2020.
NY NOW is widely regarded as the leading US fair for contemporary design across home, lifestyle, handmade and gift products. The British Craft Pavilion is a valuable opportunity for makers to reach international buyers with a passion for high-quality craft.
The four-day wholesale event attracted approximately 20,000 visitors, with 40% being trade buyers.
Since 2017, Craft Scotland has been one of three Scotland-based Trade Challenge Partners for DIT, and as part of this partnership we secured Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) grants for eligible attending makers.
The selection panel:
- Alan Dibble: Director, Green Thomas & Design Advice Bureau
- Allison Garafalo: Sales Director, Handmade Designer Maker, NY NOW
- Jo Scott: Head of Programmes, Craft Scotland