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


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


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


We began producing Fair Trade Certified™ furniture in early 2016—including our best-selling Mid-Century Pop-Up 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."

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.