West Elm

Powering the Circular Economy

by Liz Courtney
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“Circular design gives us the opportunity to rethink the whole paradigm instead of operating under current restraints.”

West Elm & Williams-Sonoma, Inc., First International Home Retailer to Partner with Fair Trade USA, Expand Commitment to $3 Million in Premiums by 2020

Partners with first-ever Fair Trade Certified furniture factory in Vietnam, for total of 11 Fair Trade factories across Nepal, India, Pakistan
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As the first international home furnishings retailer to partner with Fair Trade USA in 2014, West Elm and parent company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) today announced plans to expand upon their responsible retail commitments to include a goal to pay premiums of $3 million towards Fair Trade Community Development by 2020. The company also announced that it has partnered with Vietnam’s first-ever Fair Trade furniture factory, bringing its total operating Fair Trade factory count to 11 in countries including Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Fair Trade's Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts that Do Good
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The holidays are just around the corner!  Time to make your list, check it twice, and start finding gifts for all of the important people in your life.  And while those homemade sweaters you gave out last year were memorable (and even fit a few people), why not make your gifts Fair Trade this year and extend the goodwill one step further- to the people behind our favorite products?  

When you choose gifts marked with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you’re saying “yes” to:

Join the #FairHer Twitter Party!

Celebrate Women around the World, Win Prizes & Tweet for Fair Trade on 5/3 at 5PM PT
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Our #FairHer Campaign is here! We're excited to celebrate the many incredible women of Fair Trade - from the farmers & workers behind our Fair Trade products, to the women who work at the places that sell Fair Trade products, to the women who advocate for Fair Trade! Together we are FairHer - now let's celebrate!

The 2016 Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide

Give Gifts that Empower Moms across the Globe!
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time to find that perfect gift for Mom, a gift that shows her just how special she is.  And while that “I <3 Mom” mug that you got her last year was cute, why not make this year’s gift Fair Trade Certified™ and spread the love to moms and women across the globe?

Join the #BeFair Twitter Party

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/8 at 5PM PT
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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Fair Trade USA Successfully Working With Brands To Ensure Ethical Apparel Production

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Bay Area-based nonprofit Fair Trade USA works across a wide range of industries to ensure ethical production of consumer products. The group's Fair Trade Apparel program, which was established in 2012, grew an astonishing 358% in 2014. 

The Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

A Dozen Gifts that Give Back
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A great gift is fun yet mindful. A gift that tells a story. A gift that truly gives back. This year think outside the (100% post-consumer recycled) box and give a gift that will bring holiday cheer to your loved ones while empowering the people and communities behind the products.

View Fair Trade USA's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

 

 

President Clinton Visits West Elm and Tours Artisan Work

Visit Highlights West Elm’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- President Clinton visited home furnishings retailer West Elm in Brooklyn last week.

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