Good for people, good for the planet
At West Elm, we use design to do better—for the earth, our communities and you. Today, 60% of our product sales support at least one of our sustainability initiatives, and we’re doing more every day.
Good for people
We believe in great design, from around the corner to around the globe. That means supporting the people behind your products with ethical production, worker well-being and economic impact.
From our Brooklyn studios, our in-house team designs exclusive collections you won’t find anywhere else.
95% of our products are designed in-house.
We champion the maker movement in your own backyard to help strengthen local economies and boost burgeoning artists and designers, especially in underrepresented areas.Explore local
$13.2M invested in small American‑made businesses.
$200M invested in artisan communities and local craftspeople.
We collaborate with artisan collectives around the world to help preserve their handcraft traditions and create opportunities for sustainable employment, especially in rural areas.Explore handcrafted
We were the first-ever home retailer to join Fair Trade USA, ensuring workers fair wages, healthy working conditions and community development.Explore Fair Trade
$7.2M paid in Fair Trade community development funds.
Good for the planet
At West Elm, we’re in the business of home—and the planet is everyone’s home. We’re focused on expanding our use of low-impact materials, reducing waste and prioritizing circularity.
Grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, organic fibers contribute to healthier ecosystems.Explore organic
100% of our all-cotton bedding and bath towels are sustainably sourced, including organic.
2.3B liters of water saved in 2019 by sourcing organic cotton.
550+ farmers trained in more sustainable practices in 2020 through our partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative.
Wherever possible, we’re sourcing more FSC®‑certified, recycled and upcycled materials (and creating less waste).Explore sustainably sourced
52% of our wood furniture is sustainably sourced.
66M plastic bottles kept from landfill through REPREVE® recycled polyester.
We are the most sustainable home furnishings retailer—the only home retailer on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the past four years.