Our Commitments: Local

Local

Each of makers lives + works near a west elm store, supporting craft + creativity in their community. Since 2013, our LOCAL program has introduced you to the work of 900+ neighboring artisans while making each of our stores a local community connector.

Why shop local?

A glimpse into the economic impact:

Small
businesses
provide
55%
of all U.S. Jobs.¹
The 28 million
small businesses
in america
account for
54%
of all U.S. sales.²
The number of
small businesses
in the U.S. has
increased by
49%
since 1982.³
Shifting
10%
of our annual
spending to local
businesses creates jobs and develops new
economic support.

1-3 U.S. Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov/content/small-business-trends-impact 4 Institute for Local Self-Reliance: "Key Studies: Why Local Matters". Last updated Jan. 2016. (Cites Study "Going Local: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of Buying from Locally Owned Businesses in Portland, Main." Garret Martin and Amar Patel, Maine center for economic policy, Dec. 2011.): ilsr.org/key-studies-why-local-matters

Shop for Change: Local Collections