Our Commitments: Fair Trade

Fair Trade Certified™

In 2014, we became the first home retailer to join Fair Trade USA™ because we believe it can have a profound impact on the people behind our products. Since then, our Fair Trade Certified™ assortment has grown to include rugs, bedding and furniture—including some of our signature collections.

Shop For Change: Fair Trade 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.

"

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.