In some ways, walking the floors of the New York International Gift Fair (or NYIGF) feels familiar, like home. Perhaps because it's been a place we've gone to for years in search of great new products with compelling stories. Maybe the welcoming feeling comes from the many familiar faces of Grommet Partners who we've launched and now work with daily who we are spotting in booth after booth. It could simply be that when we are surrounded by innovation, exceptional design and good packaging, we are in "our element."
Joanne catching up with Grommet partner Haim Shahar, founder of Trades of the East.
We stopped for a little playtime with our friends Cate & Levi. We just launched their wool animal puppets on Grommet last week!
Joanne and Grommet partner, Blunt Umbrella.
Although Daily Grommet has been attending the show for years (check out the interesting oddities we spotted in 2011 and the 5 most interesting products we discovered in 2012), for several of our team members this is their first time at the NYIGF. They're quickly discovering why we love it so much, and we are all discovering many great treasures. We can't wait to show you what products we found (stay tuned!).
Grommet team members, Meredith and Thara looking forward to a great day at NYIGF. Excited to see what it's all about!
Here's our Co-Founder Joanne, hosting the Design Concept to Market: A Holistic Approach for Success panel. Great insight and sharing going on (which is always a plus!).