Be Original Americas is "a non-profit organization committed to informing, education and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future." We love Be Original's Manifesto....if you haven't read it yet, click here!
Be Original has data from the International Chamber of Commerce that 2.5 million jobs have been lost due to fake products.
Be Original has created a 7-week fellowship to support their mission whereby two college students will obtain visibility and experience in the full life cycle in creating an original product.
To support this fellowship, Be Original is hosting an Auction, including American made items like the Niche pendants shown above.
Direct links to made-in-america auction items, click below:
Niche Modern, Stamen Pendant (pic above c/o Be Original)
For the NY Art Fair schedule, click here.