Oxum NYC is a Home Accessories brand based in Brooklyn, New York. Oxum pronounced [o'shum] is symbolic of womanhood, femininity, motherhood,..., qualities that are intrinsically associated with our label.
Inspired by the age-old tradition of coming together at the dinner table, OXUM NYC line of ceramics and home accessories is designed to be shared with your family during your daily rituals. We are here to provide you with the tools that not only make you and your loved ones feel better and healthier but make you happier while making your life more beautiful.
a letter from our founder
I'm excited to share a new line of home accessories that will inspire you to celebrate the time spent at home with your loved ones.
Having spent so much time indoors these last couple of years, eating delicious meals & reflecting at the dinner table, I came to realize how transformative this tradition is for ourselves and our young ones.
After two decades in the fashion industry, my new journey is fueled by the mother in me and a deep desire to help other women. I have embedded into the DNA of Oxum NYC to empower women survivors of domestic abuse and sex trafficking in NYC. I work closely with these women as well as with rural mothers in South Africa to bring you handmade objects made using ancient traditions and the knowledge passed on for generations.
I hope to bring more beauty into your life.
what matters to us
Oxum NYC values the beauty and artistry of ancient craft techniques and functional art -
In most of our ceramics, we utilize methods made famous by Greek artisans during the 9th century BCE and used as early 6,000 BCE by artisans in all eras and geographical locations.
Our knits result from labor-intensive processes where industrial machines cannot make what we make.
We appreciate things that are handmade in a world of industrialization and mass production.
We only use non-toxic, sustainable resources and use all recycled materials for the packaging of your product. We'll do more -we are just getting started.
Our mohair is from the Karoo region of South Africa, where the angora goats roam freely; they are shorn twice a year and treated humanly and with dignity.
caring about others
We aim to make the world a better place by creating opportunities for women survivors of sex trafficking, and domestic violence.
We founded the Oxum Foundation Inc., a volunteer-based 501c3 non for profit to promote economic empowerment of survivors of sex trafficking and domestic abuse in NYC - The Oxum Foundation provides long-term education and guides in their career goals.
Oxum NYC donates 3% of the profit to the foundation. Our founder, Niovi Forbes, serves as the Chair of the Board.