Our Commitments

Our Commitments

Behind every product is a person and a story. Meet our partners—both
at home and abroad—and learn more about how we design to impact.

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Fair Trade Certified™

Fair Trade Certified™ factories ensure fair labor practices, improved livelihoods and empower workers to invest in their communities. As a proud member of the Fair Trade USA network of brands, we pay additional Fair Trade premiums on every certified product made because we believe it offers the most effective way to lift workers and their families out of poverty.

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Our Progress

Since we joined the Fair Trade USA network, our assortment has grown to include furniture, bedding and pillows—including some of our signature collections.

Rugs

We launched our Fair Trade
Certified™ rugs in 2014. Since
then, our assortment has
grown to include MORE THAN
40% of all of our rug
collections.

Bedding

Our Fair Trade Certified™
bedding hit store shelves
in 2015, which included
our best-selling Organic
Cotton Pintuck Duvets.

Bedding

We began producing Fair
Trade Certified™ furniture
in early 2016—including
our best-selling Industrial
Storage Coffee Table.

Shop Fair Trade "

west elm is empowering consumers to purchase
according to their values and help alleviate poverty
through every Fair Trade Certified™ product they buy.

"

Paul Rice
CEO + FOUNDER, FAIR TRADE USA

Case Study

To us, Fair Trade is so much more than a product assortment. It's about safe workplaces, fair wages + community investment for factory employees. Click below to explore the story of one of our factory partnerships: Skyline Exports in India, which produces our Fair Trade Certified™ bedding.

All percentages relating to west elm products currently and for future goals are calculated based on dollar volume of sales.