Brooklyn Industries has been recognized and honored as an entrepreneurial business with innovative ideas and products, environmental commitments and outstanding industry leadership.
Time Out New York (2013)
Ernst & Young (2010)
2010 Metro New York Entrepreneur of the Year
Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing
In early 2010, AOL.COM recognized Brooklyn Industries as one of nine up-and-coming national retailers to watch for.
Ernst & Young (2009)
Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
In 2009, Brooklyn Industries CEO Lexy Funk was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Funk was selected as a finalist from nearly 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges.
Con Edison Solutions (2009)
Green Power Pioneer
In April 2009, at a public event at Chelsea Piers, ConEdison Solutions honored Brooklyn Industries and its CEO Lexy Funk as one of New York City’s “Green Power Pioneers.” Brooklyn Industries’ commitment to clean and renewable Green Power, provided by ConEdison Solutions, demonstrates the brand’s dedication to environmental preservation. To date, approximately 3% of the United States is powered by wind energy from wind farms, with most businesses in the North East. Wind is currently the world's fastest-growing renewable energy source. On Earth Day, April 22, 2009, Brooklyn Industries was featured in The New York Times, along with Chelsea Piers and several New York City businesses, as environmental leaders powering its locations with wind.
BCHS – Fashion on Fulton & Friends (2009)
Fashion on Fulton & Friends
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services honored CEO Lexy Funk and President Vahap Avsar for Brooklyn Industries' “extraordinary contribution in making beautiful, artistic creations accessible to the broader Brooklyn community, which has enhanced the economic viability and social richness of Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods.” The award was accepted at the Fashion on Fulton & Friends event in Brooklyn, New York.
Crain’s New York Business (2006)
Crain's Small Business Award
Each year, Crain’s New York Business honors six entrepreneurs for their successes. In 2006, Brooklyn Industries was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a top entrepreneur with the “Small Business Award.
Inc. Magazine (2006)
Inc. 500 List - America's Fastest Growing 500 Companies
In 2006, Brooklyn Industries ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list, which highlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Village Voice (2006)
Best of New York, Best Peddlers of Borough Pride
In 2006, the Village Voice, one of New York City's favorite publications, called Brooklyn Industries an "innovative clothing outlet" that keeps "Brooklynites fully outfitted in a wide selection of community-casual t-shirts, hoodies, hats and bags announcing BKLYN as the place to be." Brooklyn Industries currently has 12 locations; five are in Brooklyn, New York.