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Vegas Market Accepting Global Goodness Entries

The Las Vegas Furniture Market is taking entries for the second semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, recognizing gift, furniture and home decor companies for eco-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities.

The Global Goodness Awards will be presented to five exhibitors at the Jan. 26-30 Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market.

"Las Vegas Market is continuing to see growth in companies showcasing artisanal, sustainable, environmentally-friendly and Fair Trade products," said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers, producers of Las Vegas Market. "As the leading gift, furniture and home décor destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is proud to recognize and reward companies for making a positive impact on people and communities all over the world."

The Global Goodness awards are open to all Las Vegas Market exhibitors, and the five honorees will be selected by an independent jury comprised of trade press editors, retail executives and industry experts. Essays from the five award recipients will be posted on the Las Vegas Market web site,, and each honoree will receive special at-market recognition signage.

Las Vegas Market tenants and exhibitors wishing to participate in the Global Goodness initiative are invited to submit essays that describe their personal journey, outline the socially-responsible products that they offer, and detail how these products and the sourcing process have had a positive impact on people and communities throughout the world. Essays, which must include both photos and text, are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Submissions should be sent to Cain Brodie.

All submissions should include the following: an essay of 100 words or less explaining the socially-responsible products offered, countries visited, and people or organizations supported; high-resolution photo to illustrate the essay.

Photo should be a minimum of 5-by-7 inches at 300 dpi resolution; JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF or EPS files will be accepted.

This Global Goodness awards program supplements an ongoing partnership Las Vegas Market has with the Sustainable Furnishings Council to create One Good World, a guide to sustainable furniture and home décor products to help connect legitimate suppliers and retailers in this new era of sustainability and accountability.

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