By Richard Romano on February 24th, 2012
The recent New York International Gift Fair featured a special exhibit called “SustainAbility: Design for a Better World,” a collection of products, gifts, and business practices from 250 exhibitors that demonstrate environmental sustainability. The expo also included the 5th semi-annual Eco-Choice Awards, which were awarded in three categories: most sellable, most sensitive use of materials, and most innovative. Treehugger has the roundup.
The Most Sellable sustainable product was Life on Earth Tot Towers by Eeboo, described as “Earth-friendly building blocks.” “Tot Towers are graduated boxes that nest into a big cube or stack up to 3-feet and are made with recycled paper and printed with non-toxic soy-based inks.”
The Most Sensitive Use of Materials winner is a recycled Paper Vase by Honeycomb from Made by Humans. “To create this vase, recycled paper was cut into strips and rolled into tubes, sliced and glued to the exterior of a ceramic vase.”
And the Most Innovative was Walleska ecochicc’s pulltab handbag, which is, yes, “a smart metal handbag crocheted by hand into a petal design” made from “recycled aluminum pulltabs.”