Pretty Rugged Gear

Latham,  NY 
United States
http://www.prettyruggedgear.com
  • Booth: 2472

Tracy Slocum Arakelian

President & Founder

www.prettyruggedgear.com

1-833-778-4433

tracy@prettyruggedgear.com

Brands: Pretty Rugged


 Press Releases

  • https://www.nynow.com/press-releases/ny-now-and-apartment-therapy-announce-best-in-market-award-winner-2

    - Pretty Rugged Blanket by Pretty Rugged Gear Receives Prestigious Award at Winter 2018 Market -

     NEW YORK, NY. — February 6, 2018 — NY NOW®the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, in conjunction with Apartment Therapy announced today the winner of the “Best in Market” Award. The Pretty Rugged Blanket by Pretty Rugged Gear received the honor at the NY NOW winter 2018 market and is on display now in the Home Furnishings + Textiles section (Booth #2476) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through 2 p.m., February 7.“For me, to have come up with a product that I love and turn it into a business is amazing,” said Tracy Slocum of Pretty Rugged Gear. “NY NOW is my first ever trade show and to have won both a Best New Product and Best in Market Award is a perfect example of following through on something you love and making your dreams come true.”Just launched in November, the Pretty Rugged Blanket is the first and only blanket made with a luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof, spill proof backing on the other. It was inspired by Slocum’s great, great grandfather, Captain Joshua Slocum who was the first man to sail around the world alone. The unique combination of luxury and function allows consumers to take this blanket anywhere there is wind, water or snow! It is ideal for boating, glamping, après ski, around the fire pit and at sporting events!The “Best in Market” Award recognizes one extraordinary product that stood out among the ten category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards. This year, the ten category winners from the “Best New Product” Awards were evaluated by Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan before a winner was selected."Judging NY NOW has gotten tougher each of the last few years as the nominees are all super creative and smart with regard to market fit. The Pretty Rugged Blanket, however, nudged ahead for the victory because it doubles down on the popularity of faux fur blankets (which we've been watching closely) and takes them one step further,” said Maxwell Ryan. “The Pretty Rugged Blanket uses the broad appeal of faux fur with a tough, breathable, waterproof lining to solve a common outdoor problem, creating a great use extension. It's simple, but super smart and useful and it should be a runaway success."For more information, please visit www.nynow.com.# # #About NY NOW The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place February 3-7, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection opened Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection opened Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. 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 more than 6.9 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. More information about NY NOW can be found at http://nynow.studio98test.com/.NOTE TO EDITORS:     •    The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.     •    Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.     •    Get a jump on summer planning - NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000 kseifert@coynepr.com

    - Pretty Rugged Blanket by Pretty Rugged Gear Receives Prestigious Award at Winter 2018 Market -

     NEW YORK, NY. — February 6, 2018 — NY NOW®the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, in conjunction with Apartment Therapy announced today the winner of the “Best in Market” Award. The Pretty Rugged Blanket by Pretty Rugged Gear received the honor at the NY NOW winter 2018 market and is on display now in the Home Furnishings + Textiles section (Booth #2476) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through 2 p.m., February 7.“For me, to have come up with a product that I love and turn it into a business is amazing,” said Tracy Slocum of Pretty Rugged Gear. “NY NOW is my first ever trade show and to have won both a Best New Product and Best in Market Award is a perfect example of following through on something you love and making your dreams come true.”Just launched in November, the Pretty Rugged Blanket is the first and only blanket made with a luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof, spill proof backing on the other. It was inspired by Slocum’s great, great grandfather, Captain Joshua Slocum who was the first man to sail around the world alone. The unique combination of luxury and function allows consumers to take this blanket anywhere there is wind, water or snow! It is ideal for boating, glamping, après ski, around the fire pit and at sporting events!The “Best in Market” Award recognizes one extraordinary product that stood out among the ten category winners of the “Best New Product” Awards. This year, the ten category winners from the “Best New Product” Awards were evaluated by Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan before a winner was selected."Judging NY NOW has gotten tougher each of the last few years as the nominees are all super creative and smart with regard to market fit. The Pretty Rugged Blanket, however, nudged ahead for the victory because it doubles down on the popularity of faux fur blankets (which we've been watching closely) and takes them one step further,” said Maxwell Ryan. “The Pretty Rugged Blanket uses the broad appeal of faux fur with a tough, breathable, waterproof lining to solve a common outdoor problem, creating a great use extension. It's simple, but super smart and useful and it should be a runaway success."For more information, please visit www.nynow.com.# # #About NY NOW The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place February 3-7, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection opened Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection opened Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. 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 more than 6.9 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. More information about NY NOW can be found at http://nynow.studio98test.com/.NOTE TO EDITORS:     •    The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.     •    Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.     •    Get a jump on summer planning - NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000 kseifert@coynepr.com
  • NEW YORK, NY. — February 5, 2018 — Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced today at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections currently on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.“This year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards winners embody 2018’s latest trends and truly raise the bar for design in a number of categories,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Emerald Expositions Vice President. “Our panel of expert judges had their fair share of options to consider before naming this year’s winners, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!”Winners of the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards are below and include four first-time trade show exhibitors:HOME Collection Accent on Design®: SUSHI from NAM ceramic works (Booth #4046) Home Furnishings + Textiles: Pretty Rugged Blanket from Pretty Rugged Gear (Booth #2476 - NEW) Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares: MY FUSION from Fratelli Guzzini SpA (Booth #3630)LIFESTYLE Collection Baby + Child: Epic Castle Playhouse from Sharingland (Booth #7035) Gift: My Little TelevisionⅡfrom FunnyFish (Booth #7851) Personal Accessories: Delicate Stone Wrap from Scout Curated Wears (Booth #8538 - NEW) Personal Care + Wellness: B.Witching Organic Charcoal Mask from B.Witching Bath Co. (Booth #8052)HANDMADE Collection Handmade® Designer Maker: The Beau Tie from Guerdoo Design (Booth #1255 - NEW) Handmade® Global Design: Sustainable Hand Embroidered Sneaker from Purple Impression (Booth #504 - NEW) Artisan Resource®: Maxibag Spirit from Hilo Sagrado (Booth #3663)For images of the winning products, please click here.Winners were selected at the winter market over the weekend, each judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts and members of the press. The judges for the winter 2018 “Best New Product” Awards were Emily Beckman of Earnshaw’s; Patti Biro of Patti Biro & Associates/Spa Industry Association; Nicole Davis of Lighting & Decor Magazine; Monika Eyers of Better Homes & Gardens; Simon Isaacs of Fatherly; Nancy Jeffries of HAPPI Magazine; Alice Kamphausen of Handels Digest; Keb Kennedy of Present Magazine; Andrea Lillo of HFN; Donna Milstein of Donna Milstein Consulting; Raina Seitel of NBC New York Live; Susan A. Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting/IFDA; Becky Tyre of Retail Details; Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop; Jeri Webb, retail consultant; and Susan Westmoreland of Good Housekeeping.# # #About NY NOW The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place February 3-7, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections - HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE - that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection opened on Saturday, February 3 and closes on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection opened on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. 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 more than 6.9 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. More information about NY NOW can be found at http://nynow.studio98test.com/.NOTE TO EDITORS:     •    The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.     •    Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.     •    Get a jump on summer planning - NY NOW’s summer 2018 market takes place in its entirety, Sunday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000 kseifert@coynepr.com
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 Products

  • Pretty Rugged PET - White Mink Pet Blanket
    Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing. Use it in and outside your home. Side pocket for leash or toy storage. All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name. This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!...

  • Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing.  Use it in and outside your home.  Side pocket for leash or toy storage.   All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name.  This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!
  • Pretty Rugged PET Sable Brown Faux Fur Pet Blanket
    Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing. Use it in and outside your home. Side pocket for leash or toy storage. All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name. This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!...

  • Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing.  Use it in and outside your home.  Side pocket for leash or toy storage.   All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name.  This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!
  • Pretty Rugged PET -Frost Grey Faux Fur Pet Blanket
    Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing. Use it in and outside your home. Side pocket for leash or toy storage. All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name. This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!...

  • Luxury faux fur PET blanket with a waterproof backing.  Use it in and outside your home.  Side pocket for leash or toy storage.   All blankets can be monogrammed with pets name.  This blanket is LOVED by dogs and pets everywhere!!
  • Pretty Rugged Blanket - Navy Mink
    The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing. Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 201 Winter show! All can be monogrammed! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket! <br />...

  • The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing.  Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 2018 Winter show!   All can be monogrammed with a family name, initials, boat name, etc.! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket! Now available in White Mink, Navy Mink, White Fox (limited edition), Sable Brown, Chocolate Mink, Silver Fox, and Pink Mink.

  • Pretty Rugged Blanket - White Mink
    The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing. Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 2018 Winter show! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket!...

  • The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing.  Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 2018 Winter show!   All can be monogrammed with a family name, initials, boat name, etc.! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket! Now available in White Mink, Navy Mink, White Fox (limited edition), Sable Brown, Chocolate Mink, Silver Fox, and Pink Mink.  Made by the Great-Great Grandaughter of Captain Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone.
  • Pretty Rugged Blanket - Frost Grey
    The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing. Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 2018 Winter show! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket!...

  • The first and only blanket made with luxurious faux fur on one side and a completely waterproof, windproof backing.  Winner of "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" NY NOW 2018 Winter show!   All can be monogrammed with a family name, initials, boat name, etc.! The ULTIMATE outdoor blanket!  Now available in 7 colors!
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