Brooklyn, New York
Oxum Foundation Inc. is a new and innovative, volunteer-based not-for-profit founded by Niovi Forbes. Forbes' mission is to help young daughters and mothers who are survivors of trafficking and domestic abuse, through education and job creation.
Established in 2021, the organization promotes economic empowerment among underserved women by contributing to their long-term education and career goals. This is accomplished alongside Oxum NYC—a for-profit brand that designs, manufactures, and sells home décor products to retailers and direct to consumers. In addition, Oxum NYC employs female survivors and pays competitive wages for their time and effort. Through the initiative of OXUM, founder Niovi Forbes, and those under its umbrella, we see what design can do, the power of the creative mind and beauty. The perfectly imperfect. Each OXUM ceramic piece is made by hand and unique. It is through the hand created that we are reflected and nourished, brought to a higher level in our living. To be better, to do better, to try.