Brooklyn-Made Certification

Please visit our new site - BROOKLYNMADE.NYC - for the application form and to learn about certified products

Brooklyn-Made is a certification program for locally-made goods. The certification is the only one of its kind – a market-driven, geographically-focused certification assessing the extent to which a particular product is manufactured in Brooklyn, NY.

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.

Interested businesses can apply by completing an online application form, which can be found on the below links. An independent advisory board, consisting of Brooklyn-based manufacturing stakeholders, will review applications on a quarterly basis. There will be a $50 one-time fee for non-members, and $25 fee for member businesses.

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 Date Description  
 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 []