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NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW PRESENTS #fresh Juried Section Unveils New Talent and Debuts Trending Products

White Plains, NY, April 13, 2017-For the fourth consecutive year, the National Stationery Show® (NSS) will feature #fresh, a juried community of trending and emerging businesses showcased together on the Show floor. The NSS takes place May 21 - 24, 2017 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

#fresh offers a place where buyers can meet the owners of up-and-coming stationery and lifestyle gift businesses, and discover new products that will help their retail stores stand out and stay on top of trends,” said Kelly P. Bristol, NSS show director.
The community consists of companies that have been in business less than five years and are creators of fresh new products with authentic, original designs. Not only do #fresh exhibitors design their own products, but more than 90 percent are part of the growing “maker culture” – a movement of independent inventors, designers and tinkerers who combine shared learning, contemporary design and technology.
This year’s exhibitors include:

• Craftedvan – Canadian maker featuring cheery creatures on magnetic bookmarks, mugs,
cards, prints and more
• Forest & Waves – Carefully handcrafted paper and fabric goods inspired by urban and
natural settings and reflecting a passion for the outdoors, travel and adventure
• HAM – Key themes of childhood nostalgia and a fascination with the everyday inform
HAM’s growing range of animal motifs, all created by London-based designer Jo HAM
and brought to life by talented makers in the United Kingdom
• Little Canoe – Whimsical, nature-based scenes brought to life in prints and greeting
cards by this Portland-based illustrator
• Lotto Love – Creator of the first-ever social good scratch-off card
• Story Supply Co. – For every notebook sale, a story supply kit is sent to a nonprofit
organization providing free tutoring, writing, and arts instruction to kids in underserved
• YAY Novelty – American manufacturer of the world’s thinnest wallet/card holder, as
well as ID tags and reusable bags in hundreds of prints and graphics that express the
user’s personality


About the National Stationery Show
The National Stationery Show® is the only North American trade show for global buyers and sellers of specialty paper products - from greeting cards, custom invitations, announcements, gift wrap, calendars, and journals, to lifestyle gifts, such as candles, toys, personal care, travel gadgets and more. More than 10,000 total industry professionals come from 48 states and 77 countries to source product from more than 750 exhibiting companies. Some 200 exhibitors stage their debut at each show, many in #fresh, a juried section of companies of 1-5 years in business. Another dedicated section of the show, The Supply Side, features exceptional production and finishing services for stationery and gift companies - including paper, converting, engraving, die-cutting, printing, packaging finishing etc. The Show is co-located with SURTEX®, the premier event for sourcing original art and design, and ICFF. The NSS has been an integral part of the industry it serves for more than 70 years. For additional information and registration, visit

The National Stationery Show is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with our oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. For more information on Emerald, please visit


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Dianna Smoljan
National Stationery Show
Michelle Hirschfield