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Brooklyn-Made provides a quantitative, exclusive measurement of product authenticity that signals quality to consumers. It represents a platform for businesses to market and differentiate their products while promoting local business activity and engagement.

The program relies on a two-pronged approach to evaluation: a points-based scoring system as well as review from an independent advisory board. There are 3 tiers to the certification program – Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

As baseline criteria, only legal businesses headquartered in Brooklyn making one or more physical products will be considered. From there, the points-based system will evaluate a range of manufacturing activities, taking into account criteria such as share of total employees located in Brooklyn, location of product assembly, where design and development takes place, and other important factors.

NYU Research study: Brooklyn Made Certification Program

Advisory Board

Alinda Franks, ITAC  
Deb Johnson, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator 
Gaia DiLoreto, Brooklyn Brine  
Mark Jupiter  
Przemek Adolf, Fare Trade NYC/Saucy by Nature  

Press

12/01/2014  Gift Guide: All the best that’s Brooklyn-made [AM New York]

11/25/2014  Brooklyn site links holiday shoppers to borough made goods [AM New York]

10/03/2014  Brooklyn the Brand [The Wall Street Journal]

08/25/2014  Brooklyn Chamber’s Brooklyn Made certification recognizes local businesses [Brooklyn Eagle]

08/21/2014  Get on the list! These businesses get our seal of approval [The Brooklyn Paper]

08/21/2014  Brooklyn Made: The mark of greatness [The Brooklyn Paper]

08/20/2014  41 Brooklyn products certified as Brooklyn Made [Home Reporter]

08/20/2014  First Set of “Brooklyn Made,” Products Announced [The Greenpoint Gazette]

08/20/2014  You Can’t Just Slap ‘Brooklyn Made’ On Anything, City Says [Racked]

08/19/2014 ‘Brooklyn Made’ certification guards against borough posers  [NY Daily News]

08/19/2014 Borough chamber promotes local biz with “Brooklyn Made” certification [AM New York]

08/19/2014 Businesses Look To ‘Brooklyn Made’ Logo To Make Products Stand Out [CBS Local]

08/19/2014 Locally Produced Items Get ‘Brooklyn Made’ Stamp of Approval [NY1]

08/19/2014 Products made in the borough get certified ‘Brooklyn Made’ seal [News 12 Brooklyn]

08/19/2014 Here’s a look at the first class of certified ‘Brooklyn Made’ stuff [Brokelyn.com]