5 Ways You Can Help The Cause

Photo: Herman Miller

Photo: Herman Miller

If you had to guess, what would you say the value of counterfeit goods in 2018 might be?

$200 million?
$200 billion?
Hint: it’s probably higher than you think.

According to the Global Brand Counterfeit Report it’s $1.7 Trillion - and according to the International Chamber of Commerce, it could reach up to $2.3 Trillion by 2022.

Yep, that’s real U.S. dollars. And we haven’t even started talking about the number of jobs affected either.

Here’s the good news: the movement to fight counterfeits starts with you. By joining us in the fight to to inform, educate and influence the public on the value of original design, we can work together to protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

Here are five ways you can join the cause:

Pledge Your Support:  Join us at just the right level – from student followers to architecture firms to museum members, you can select your level of support for this important cause.

Follow us:  Keep up with the latest on our social channels –  Instagram, FacebookTwitter & LinkedIn. From new innovations in the design world to exciting events and design history, there’s something for everyone.

Get Educated:  Check out our blog for industry insights on how to on spot knockoffs, the best ways to get involved, and how to make a difference. Keep an eye out for our events, too — join us for a local panel and town hall to learn more about the latest issues facing the design industry.

Start the conversation:  Tell us what gets you going about original design. What are your favorite design innovations lately? Have you recently spotted a knockoff? How did you discover your love for design? Tell us your story by tagging @beoriginalusa or drop us a line.

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There are no shortcuts to originality — and we can’t do it without you.