Christmasworld 2022: Special Interest Sustainability award for 14 exhibitors
16 dicembre 2021
Frankfurt am Main, December 2021. Christmasworld 2022 is introducing the Special
Interest Sustainability for the first time with a curated selection. An independent
jury of international experts has now decided on the exhibitors' submissions. The
result is 14 exemplary products from sustainability-oriented companies.
Today, sustainability is a global, social and economic core issue. More and more people
are becoming more mindful and critical when shopping, asking about the origin,
manufacturing conditions and materials of the products on offer. This also applies
increasingly to festive decorations. Whether ribbons made of organic cotton or Christmas
tree stands made of recycled plastic waste - the demand for these products is growing.
That is why, in future, sustainable festive decorations will be marked with the Special
Interest Sustainability at Christmasworld. An independent jury of international experts has
selected 14 particularly convincing companies and their products from the applications
submitted by Christmasworld exhibitors. These include 8 seasons design, Drechslerei
Kuhnert, formes Berlin, Gebr. Steinhart, GMC, Graupner Holzminiaturen, Graziani,
Kleinkunst aus dem Erzgebirge Müller, Koza Dereza Manufacture, Krinner, S L
Packaging, Sopp Industrie, Vers Deko and Wunderle.
"The green way to the future is also the motto of many of our exhibitors. I am delighted
about this premiere because the time is ripe to highlight sustainable festive decorations
more prominently via a curated selection. We want to continue to push this forwardlooking
theme in the coming years", says Eva Olbrich, Director Christmasworld, Messe
Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
The jury is composed of Christina Bocher (DEKRA Assurance Services GmbH), Kees
Bronk (CBI, Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries), Lutz Dietzold
(German Design Council), Max Gilgenmann (expert for textile sustainability criteria),
Sabine Meyer (Side by Side, Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten) as well as Mimi Sewalski
(avocadostore.de). Sustainability-oriented exhibitors had to fulfil one or more of the
following six requirements with their products: environmentally friendly material, resourcesaving
production, fair & social production, re-/upcycling design, handicraft as well as
Jury member Christina Bocher says of the family business from Krumbach: "Steinhart
shows that candlelight can also be innovative and sustainable: in addition to beeswax and
100 percent RSPO-certified palm oil, with the "Nature" line they rely on local rapeseed as
an alternative renewable raw material for wax production".
Juror Lutz Dietzold highlights the company Drechslerei Kuhnert: "The fact that a
manufactory production, which has developed out of passion, both takes up regional
traditions and uses regional raw materials, shows an exemplary sustainable option for
action, especially in the current situation."
All companies receive a sustainability sign on their stands, which draws attention
specifically to suppliers who are doing remarkable things in the area of sustainability. All
manufacturers curated as sustainable can also be found online in the exhibitor search via
the Sustainability filter function, so that trade buyers can quickly find the relevant business
partners. The exhibitor search can be found under the following link: christmasworld.messefrankfurt.com/exhibitorsearch
Christmasworld - Seasonal Decoration at its best
International trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration
As usual, Christmasworld will be held together with the international consumer-goods fairs
Paperworld und Creativeworld at the end of January:
Christmasworld: 28 January to 1 February 2022
Paperworld and Creativeworld: 29 January to 1 February 2022
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