BY: World Liberty TV Gift Housewares and Lifestyle Review Team
We are very proud to attend NY NOW, before that the Gift show for the past 15 years, this year was a special year for our World Liberty TV, Gift and Housewares team, because of COVID-19 Pandemic. So we are doing a little something special for some of the vendors we interviewed at the NY NOW, summer 2021 Show. We will do a review of their products, please support them by visiting their websites and buying their products as most of them have been struggling to make sales, many of the vendors we interviewed are helping a charity or a non-profit organization, so some of the sales will be donated to the charities.
Below is a list of some of the vendors we are showcasing for our NY NOW Summer 2021, Show:
Ron and Mary Ober, Founders: Ron was inspired to start Revy after a trip to El Salvador in 2009. He and Mary grew the company together for ten years, and she continues to lead Revy following his passing in November 2019.
Revy Fair Trade’s Origin:Revy was founded in 2009 after a chance encounter between our founder, Ron Ober, and a non-profit organization seeking a way into the American market. Ron was a recently retired entrepreneur, working as a human rights volunteer in Cleveland, Ohio when he connected with CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador) and caught wind of their dilemma: craftspeople in El Salvador wanted to sell their wares in the U.S., but weren’t sure how or where to start. Ron stepped up, offering his unique skill set as a way to get things rolling, and was quickly captivated by the inspiring stories of people striving against adversity to improve their circumstances and elevate their communities. Ron founded Revy Fair Trade shortly thereafter to act as a reliable partner in their endeavors.
For more than a decade, Ron and Mary Ober have worked closely with artisans in El Salvador to bring their creations to fair-minded shoppers. When Ron passed away in November 2019 following a battle with cancer, Mary felt compelled to continue his legacy with Revy Fair Trade.
This durable shoulder bag is made from reclaimed inner-tubes and sits comfortably under the arm at the elbow.
Durable rubber exterior, 23″ rubber strap, 10.5″ top zipper closure, Poly lined interior, Interior zipper pocket, plus two open pockets, Vegan friendly, Supports recycling and clean-up efforts, Each one with unique markings and texture (Please allow for slight variations in color and texture of this handmade, recycled product.) Dimensions: 10.5″ top zipper, 23″ strap, 18″ L x 6.25″ D x 4.5″ W
Your purchase directly supports the Alabi Recycling co-op.
Keep your cards handy and secure while showing your eco-consciousness with this slim card wallet made from reclaimed inner-tubes. Slim design, Four card slots, Deep center pocket, Secure metal chain with lobster clasp, Vegan-friendly, Supports recycling and clean-up efforts and Each one with unique markings and texture (Please allow for slight variations in color and texture of this handmade, recycled product.)Dimensions: 3″x4″ with 3″ chain
Your purchase directly supports the Alabi Recycling co-op.
For more information and purchasing of Revy Direct products click here for more information.
Shore bags, Sisters Founders Nidi and Manasi. Sometimes a bag is just a bag, but we believe that a bag can also be a reflection of how you view the world. Our bags and accessories are not only beautiful and functional, but promote sustainable living for ourselves and the earth. Our eco-friendly bags are made from 100% heavy duty cotton canvas, which includes content from post-industrial waste. Aside from being 100% biodegradable, our bags are meant to be used every day for every purpose thus promoting elimination of plastic use and reducing its’ impact on our environment. Having our own family factory gives us the ability to responsibly source raw materials and employ who we feel need to be empowered. By supporting ShoreBags, you are supporting transparent and fair supply chains and manufacturing practices. Our bags withstand tough wear and tear and last through years of rugged use. So, wherever the day takes you … you can count on ShoreBags to make you feel good, look good and do good.
City Shopper Tote: We used color-saturated canvas to create an urban profile that is narrower and longer than most of our bags. Thin, chestnut-colored handles that slip over your shoulder, this rich bag has a stylish collegiate look. Crafted from eco-friendly, heavyweight cotton canvas, 16” supple leather handles secured with brass metal studs, Interior hanging pocket and Open top for easy accessibility.
Classic Boat Tote Large: These large classic totes hold just about anything! Our durable natural canvas make them sturdy and strong enough for the heaviest loads. And our heavy canvas is naturally water-resistant so you can worry less about hauling these in the rain or to the beach. Fully lined with pockets, you’ll find endless ways to use these. In 12 bright trim colors. Heavyweight cotton canvas, Double reinforced straps and bottom, A colored zippered top keeps items secure, 360-degree interior pockets to keep smaller items organized and Outside slip pocket for easy access.
Weekender Duffel: The simple style of this best-selling bag makes it ideal for men and women alike. Made with our durable canvas and sturdy construction, its classic good looks and generous size will be a favorite for years. Large enough to pack for a quick weekend or longer getaways, this bags works great as a carry-on. Crafted from eco-friendly, heavyweight cotton canvas,,7” drop rolled leather handles, Antique brass hardware, Adjustable cotton shoulder strap with leather comfort pad to protect your shoulder and Interior hanging pocket with zippered closure. For more information and purchasing of Shorebags click here for more information.
Honor, Cold Brew Maker: It’s never been easier to brew cold brew coffee, tea, or infused water from the comfort of your own home. With the HONOUR cold brew dispenser you’ll save money and enjoy fresh beverages without the mess. This stylishly designed dispenser is made from heavy duty, durable glass and stainless-steel accessories, fits in most refrigerator doors and is dishwasher safe for maximum convenience. Honour Essentials.
For more information and purchasing of Honor, Cold Brew Maker click here for more information.
Sports Illustrated Derek Jeter, A Celebration of the Yankee Captain: Celebrating a New York icon and one of baseball’s most beloved superstars Derek Jeter made his major-league debut at age 20 in 1995. The following year, he earned Rookie of the Year honors as the starting shortstop as the Yankees won the team’s first championship since 1978. Over the next two decades, Jeter kept hitting and the Yankees kept winning. By the time he hung up his pinstripes at the end of the 2014 season, the Yankee captain had collected five World Series rings and 3,465 hits. He was named to 14 American League All-Star teams and boasts a .321 career batting average in the World Series. It was no surprise when Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2020, receiving more than 99% of the vote. In celebration of Jeter’s induction in Cooperstown in 2021, these moments and memories are collected in Derek Jeter. Published by Triumph Books and distributed by Independent Publishers group (IPG), to learn more about IPG and order Sports Illustrated Derek Jeter, A Celebration of the Yankee Captain click here for more information.
The tinitopper is designed to help eliminate spills of a beverage while being transported. No more messy, sticky martini or pint glass. The tinitopper has you covered. No more dirty coasters or napkins on your drink while unattended. The tinitopper works great to cover your drink, cutting back on germs and helping eliminate the risk of being exposed to illicit drugs. To learn more about Tinitopper or to purchase click here.
BANDI Professional: BANDI, the well-established European brand, decided to move into the US market, when CEO Joanna Draniak-Kicinska realized that there was a need for quality skin care products that focused on personalization.
“While we have had great success in Europe, we wanted to bring our same values and individualized products into the United States. My team and I have been so welcomed into the community, and expect that the personalization of our products will also be a welcomed change for skin care experts and their clients.”
Joanna grew up in the beauty industry, watching and learning as her mother built a successful cosmetics company in Europe. Joanna herself spent over 15 years working for the company as she was completing her studies before moving into the role of CEO.
To order and learn more about BANDI Professional products, click here for more information.
ESW Beauty: ESW Beauty’s formula is guaranteed to be non-toxic and will never contain toxic ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde, and sulfate detergents. Elina chose raw juices as her theme for their first line because they were a huge part of her clean living journey and is one of her favorite drinks.
ESW Beauty is a women founded company with a mission to support other women. Besides creating clean skincare, Elina’s mission is to empower other females to achieve their dreams & prioritize their self-love.
To learn more and order ESW Beauty products click here for more information.
Lookoptic: The World’s most comfortable Reader. We’re here to help make wearing readers a fun, fashionable and fearless experience – wherever you need to read the fine print. Every pair is designed to make you look and feel your absolute best, in any and every situation (even the most dimly lit ones). Because we think confidence looks good on everyone.
To learn more about Look optic or to put an order, click here for more information.
Projects Watches: We believe that art should be intertwined with everyday life. Artistic expression, and the celebration of creation, should never be limited to a museum, gallery, or your Instagram feed. We believe that art should have the ability to inspire you on a daily basis, in unique and powerful ways. That’s why 30 years ago we started our project: To make wearable works of art made for creators, by creators.
Since then, our watches have been featured in the ﬁnest museums and shops around the world and our designers have received the highest awards and recognition in their ﬁelds. Most importantly, our watches can be found on thousands of wrists around the globe. We see our timepieces as a token of creative expression, and a symbol of how art can be experienced as a part of the everyday experience.
To learn more and purchase Projects Watches click here for more information.
Forest Life Creations: The company Forest Life Creations was founded in 2007 and has been rapidly growing since. We started as an entrepreneurial art business selling individual wood-crafted items at local markets. Having been quite successful at such we are now branching into the world of wholesale. Forest Life Creations is a business continuously growing in design, quality and production. Our goal is to create products for the customer that they will find attractive, unique and cherish.
To learn more about Forest Life Creations products, click here for more information.
Andrews McMeel Publishing: Chiefs Kingdom, The Official Story of the 2019 Championship season. In 2019, the NFL’s one hundredth season, the Chiefs once again scaled pro football’s summit, persevering through a season marked by adversity and resilience. Experience the historic journey as it has never been seen before: from the inside, through rare, on- and off-the-field photography, key never-before-seen artifacts spanning the entire campaign, and Andy Reid’s personal account of winning his first Super Bowl ring as a head coach.
Chiefs Kingdom is more than a commemorative celebration of a world title; it is the epic story of a team on a mission, as a revamped defense and its new coordinator came together over the course of a long season, and the league’s most potent offense survived the temporary loss of its MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
To learn more about Andrews McMeel Publishing and ordering. Chiefs Kingdom, The Official Story of the 2019 Championship season click here for more information.
69 Chiefs A Team, A season, and the Birth of an Modern Kansas City: By Michael MacCambridge and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this legendary season in Kansas City sports history—when the Kansas City Chiefs reached the pinnacle of pro football, defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV to become world champions. Experience the magic of this epic journey through the words of award-winning writer, Michael MacCambridge, and pictures, including a treasure trove of photographs from Rod Hanna, the Chiefs’ team photographer during that historic season (many never-before-seen). You’ll join the Chiefs on their extraordinary journey
To learn more about Andrews McMeel Publishing and ordering. 69 Chiefs A Team, A season, and the Birth of an Modern Kansas City click here for more information.
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