PRESIDENT CLINTON VISITS WEST ELM AND TOURS ARTISAN WORK
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PRESIDENT CLINTON VISITS WEST ELM AND TOURS
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. Underneath his leadership, the brand name has described seventeen consecutive quarters of
double digit similar brand name earnings development, proving that, "Performing very good is not
just our duty, it is excellent company."
"West Elm really respects our method, our wants, and our challenges in increasing an artisan
company," said Theresa Kabigting, Advertising Director of Asia Ceramics, one particular of West
Elm's artisan partners. The brand also delivers global shipping and delivery to customers around the
planet and has an unaffiliated franchisee that operates shops in the Middle East. It audits and
certifies transactions among companies and their international suppliers to guarantee adherence to
the arduous Honest Trade standards. Reasonable Trade Qualified rugs will be accessible this
vacation period at West Elm retail areas and on westelm.com.
Added initiatives and development underneath West Elm's consciousness initiatives and CGI
Dedication to Motion include:
- In 2013, West Elm committed to purchasing $35M in handcrafted products over the following two
several years. West Elm also announced that it will be the first residence retailer in the entire world
to provide Fair Trade CertifiedTM rugs, handcrafted in India and offered to consumers this holiday
year. "They are a real partner and are assisting us provide again standard craft techniques and
elevate craft employment in our region."
In partnership with its largest rug supplier, Raj Overseas, West Elm has set up the 1st Honest Trade
Accredited factory for handcrafted rugs in India. The model hopes to replicate the software with
added distributors and in other countries, like the Philippines.
- In August, West Elm will launch the We Enjoy Nearby Small Enterprise Grant as the following
stage of its West Elm Nearby software. West Elm is element of an lively group on Facebook,
Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram and a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. West Elm's total
selection of home furniture and accessories for dwelling rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and eating
rooms can be identified in 58 retail retailers in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Uk and
all around-the-clock at www.westelm.com. The model has practically achieved this aim in one
- West Elm is creating a network of artisan makers and at the moment working with more than 35
artisan teams in fifteen international locations. For the duration of the check out, West Elm
President Jim Brett introduced President Clinton to several of the brand's crucial artisan partners
and shared the stories of the effect that West Elm's collaborations are obtaining in Haiti, India, the
Philippines, Guatemala, Peru and the United States. More than 50 percent of the artisans West Elm
operates with are girls. Truthful Trade certification ensures that the rugs are manufactured in risk-
free doing work circumstances and that staff are justly compensated, providing a top quality again to
the employee to make investments in triggers of their decision. The grant, which will be awarded by
West Elm with comments from customers by way of online public voting, will go to one particular
U.S. Employees at the West Elm Truthful Trade manufacturing facility have picked to fund added
health care coverage. dependent modest business and involves a $25K cash prize and ongoing
business help from West Elm.
About West Elm
Mixing cleanse traces, all-natural supplies and handcrafted collections from the US and all around
the world, West Elm produces distinctive, cost-effective styles for modern dwelling.
BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(Business WIRE)--President Clinton visited property furnishings retailer West Elm
in Brooklyn last 7 days. He seen West Elm's perform to support artisans close to the entire world
and provide handcrafted merchandise beneath the brand's 2013 Clinton International Initiative
Determination to Action. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the model released its first catalog in 2002
and opened the doors of its initial retail area in 2003. The model tends to make prolonged-term
commitments of three-five many years to each and every maker.
- To additional assistance artisans, West Elm just lately launched an grownup literacy initiative in
Haiti in partnership with the Clinton Basis and ProDev, instructing artisans studying, composing,
monetary literacy, and vocational training. West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. "Not
only is West Elm supporting the creation of good, sustainable positions, but they're also ensuring
that the tradition of important crafts such as textiles, pottery and papier-mÃ¢chÃ© discover new
"Consciousness is not a brief term initiative for West Elm, it is a core portion of our organization
technique," stated Brett. "We are at a tipping level in buyer demand for transparency, and West Elm
is foremost the way in the home industry." Brett joined West Elm in 2010 and manufactured
commitments to offer chain transparency and artisan partnerships. Reasonable Trade United states
also educates buyers and provides farming communities with instruments, training and resources to
thrive as intercontinental businesspeople. (NYSE:WSM) loved ones of brands.
"I am grateful for the impact that West Elm's CGI determination is having all about the globe,"
mentioned President Clinton. portfolio of manufacturers.
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