Membership demonstrates commitment to authentic design.
New York-based textile manufacturer Carnegie Fabrics has joined Be Original Americas, an organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical and environmental value of authentic design.
Carnegie views its practice and support of original design as both a corporate and social responsibility. Its creative studio houses a homegrown creative team devoted to designing and developing original products. Designers from around the country are invited to the studio where they openly participate and share in the company’s design process.
“We think it is important to support original design because the proliferation of knockoffs is a true threat not only to design driven companies like Carnegie but also to the value of creativity, problem solving and innovation in society,” says Cliff Goldman, president of Carnegie.