We've made great progress,
and there's so much more to come.
As one of the top ten global purchasers of organic cotton and largest retailers
of responsibly sourced wood, sustainability is a growing pillar of our brand.
85% as of 2018
33% as of 2018
in Fair Trade Premiums
paid back to workers*
$2M* as of 2018
of our upholstered furniture is
GREENGUARD Gold certified
As of 2019
30 collections & growing
This is how we are reducing our footprint.
POUNDS OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS
were saved in 2018 by using organic cotton.**
LITERS OF WATER
were saved in 2018 by
using organic cotton.**
to grow Better Cotton
in 2018 through our
partnership with the
Better Cotton Initiative.*
OF OUR OUTDOOR COLLECTIONS
are made of wood certified by the
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), which
supports sustainable forestry practices.
through partnerships with
HERprojectTM and VisionSpring.
By 2020, we plan to reach
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIEDTM
factories (and counting)
enable workers to invest in
initiatives such as health
clinics, water filtration,
bicycles and more.*
LESS WATER IS USED
in our products containing
TENCELTM fibers, as opposed
to other cotton alternatives***
is screened for over
CHEMICALS AND VOCS
that contribute to
indoor air pollution.
See How We're Making a Difference
We're dedicated to sustainability and improving the lives of the people who make
our products. Here's a quick look at our environmental and social initiatives.
Labels to Look For
From store to site, we've added labels so you can easily identify our commitments.
Learn more about each one and shop for change.
fair trade certified
Organic products are made from cotton grown without
harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Sustainably sourced products are created with
sustainable, recycled, or reclaimed materials.
Shop Sustainably Sourced
Fair Trade Certified products ensure fair and safe labor practices,
improve livelihoods, and empower workers to invest in their communities.
Shop Fair Trade CertifiedTM
Handcrafted products are produced by artisans and support our
commitment to craft traditions around the world.
GREENGUARD Gold Certified products meet rigorous chemical safety standards
by screening for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs known to pollute indoor air.
Shop Greenguard Certified
*Includes all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. family of brands
**Calculated in accordance with the methodology included in the Textile Exchange 2016 Organic Cotton Market Report
***Research based on Textile Exchange Material Snapshot: TENCELTM and Cotton (2016)