CleanBrands has been selected as one of the winners of Las Vegas Market’s semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, which recognize furniture, gift and home décor companies for environmentally-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities. The five winners—including CleanBrands, Glory Haus, Phillips Collection, Samantha Davimes and Swahili Imports—will be presented with the awards at the upcoming Winter Market.
“Las Vegas Market is pleased to recognize companies that are contributing in a substantive and positive way to socially-responsible business practices,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “Now in its fourth edition, the Global Goodness Awards have become a coveted ‘badge of honor’ for companies who have dedicated themselves to the goals of sustainability and social responsibility. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market celebrates and shares these values with the industry.”
Las Vegas Market presents Fair Trade, sustainable and socially responsible products and producers in showrooms and temporary exhibits throughout the market. Additionally, Las Vegas Market also has an ongoing partnership with the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) 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. The effort includes a sustainable products locator program, showcasing relevant at-Market resources, expanded educational offerings addressing issues and opportunities connected with sustainability.
“Las Vegas is committed to supporting sustainable, environmentally-friendly products and responsible business practices and has been since the launch of the One Good World program in partnership with the SFC in 2008,” said Craig Staack, vice president of home furnishings leasing for International Market Centers. “The Global Goodness Awards program allows us to honor and call attention to the inspirational suppliers in our industry who are making the world a better place for all of us to live.”
For the first time, the Global Goodness Awards added a social media component in the form of a special “People’s Choice” award based on industry feedback. The People’s Choice award was selected by popular vote on the Las Vegas Market Facebook page and the inaugural winner is CleanBrands. Founded by third generation textile scientist Gary Goldberg, CleanBrands was originally intended to help his son, who was suffering from nighttime breathing difficulties caused by micro-toxins and allergens inside his bedding. Goldberg developed the patented MicronOne fabric used in the company’s CleanRest mattress and pillow protection. Today CleanBrands is providing healthy, restorative sleep environments around the globe, in homes, hospitals and hotels.
About Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.4 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.