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19/08/2015: PHILIPPINE HOME, HANDMADE, AND LIFESTYLE COLLECTIONS FEATURED IN NEW YORK TRADE SHOW

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19 August 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Filipino designers, manufacturers, and exporters showcased their innovative works in the recently-concluded NY Now Exhibition, one of the biggest wholesale trade shows in New York which features home, handmade, and lifestyle design collections.

A contingent of 19 Filipino exhibitors under the Lifestyle Philippines brand represented the country in the NY Now Exhibition which took place in the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from August 15 to 19, 2015.

Participating companies under the Home sector were Alice Blue Candles & Home Fragrances, Arden, Art n Nature, CSM Philippines, Finali, Klassy Collections, Lightworks, Markalex Creative Craft Crop., Mil Export Philippines, Nature’s Legacy, and Venzon Lighting.

Companies which showcased their collection under the Fashion sector were Ann Ong, Beatriz, Crystal Seas, kitSilver Jewellery, Larone, Megabijoux, Risque Design, and The Tanner Manila.

The exhibit attracted over 35,000 visitors and buyers from all over the United States including Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. who was pleased to see the Philippines represented in the NY NOW Exhibition.

“The Philippines has long been a source of innovative, beautiful, and exquisite designs in the fashion, furniture, and lifestyle sectors. It is definitely a source of pride to see this talent recognized in such a prestigious exhibition in no less than New York City, the fashion and design capital of the US,” said Ambassador Cuisia.

Lifestyle Philippines is a curated exhibition of creative enterprises representing the Philippines’ unique and innovative designs. The brand aims to position the Philippines as a sourcing destination for finely-crafted lifestyle products for the world market.

The Philippines participation in NY Now was spearheaded by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), led by its Executive Director, Ms. Rosvi C. Gaetos. NY Now 2015 featured 2,600 exhibitors under 400 categories and attendees from 80 foreign countries. ###

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19 August 2015

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. visits the booth of Kristal Leen de Guzman, owner and designer of Risqué Designs, a customized artisan footwear brand in the Philippines, at the NY Now Exhibit in the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Kristal Leen de Guzman)

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19 August 2015

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Ma. Victoria J. Cuisia (2nd from left) with ristal Leen de Guzman, owner and designer of Risqué Designs, a customized artisan footwear brand in the Philippines, at the NY Now Exhibit in the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Kristal Leen de Guzman)

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-072-2015
19 August 2015

Nineteen exhibitors under the Lifestyle Philippines brand represented the country in the recently-concluded NY Now Exhibition, one of the biggest wholesale trade shows in New York which features home, handmade, and lifestyle design collections, which took place in the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from August 15 to 19, 2015.