This is a yearly event that showcases handmade products and home décor items. This year in the month of August more than 200 exhibitors from different parts of the world gathered at Javits center for the famous NY Now event. The different levels on Javits were filled with creativity that was magnificent and breathtaking.Lukagwa was part of the Market Incubator Program hosted by By Hand consulting at the NY Now. This program offers enlightenment on the products for overseas markets and connects artisans with wholesale buyers.
During this show I networked with people from different cultural backgrounds and countries. The exchange of information and ideas was an invaluable experience. Pam Friedlander an image consultant of Positive Reflections had a deep liking for our African jewelry and wore it to her convention. The Masai beaded necklaces were popular because of their colorful and vibrant nature. The choker necklaces appealed to specific buyers because of their dainty and elegant style.
This event which was hosted at the Javits center had a good attendance by people from different parts of the world. It wasn’t all work a little bit of play was added to the event. We had a cocktail party to network with fellow exhibitors.