Fair Trade Furniture Gets a $3 Million Boost From West Elm

The Pictograph media console is one of West Elm’s fair trade items.

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Radical transparency in manufacturing may be the motto of sustainable fashion brand Everlane, but more and more home furnishings companies are following suit by making large investments in fair trade factories around the globe — including a $3 million investment announced this week by West Elm & Williams-Sonoma Inc. to bring their total Fair Trade factory partnerships to eleven, including Vietnam’s first ever such manufacturing center.