Pottery Barn recently launched its Fair Trade Shop, which highlights the home decor giant’s commitment to sustainable materials and practices. Since 2014, the brand has offered customers Fair Trade Certified products that support fair wages, safe working conditions, and more eco-friendly sourcing, helping lead the way to a more sustainable future. But that’s not all. In addition to manufacturing more sustainable furniture, Pottery Barn claims it has given $13 Million to Fair Trade Community Development Funds for education, groceries, and healthcare, too.
The Pottery Barn Fair Trade Shop features a collection of the brand’s furniture, bedding, lighting, and decor pieces made from sustainably sourced materials and fair trade practices. Whether you’re redecorating your space or looking for that one piece of furniture to complete your decor, shopping Pottery Barn’s Fair Trade Certified products helps the brand on its mission to contribute an additional $10 Million to Fair Trade Community Development Funds by 2025.
While everything in the Fair Trade Shop features that elevated Pottery Barn touch, it's the furniture that really stands out the most. From stunning shelving to timeless tables, here are my favorite fair trade furniture pieces from Pottery Barn.
Pottery Barn Fair Trade Furniture
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Constructed from reclaimed pine wood and designed to have a worn-in feel, the Pismo Reclaimed Wood Console Desk is a gorgeous, modern spin on rustic home decor. The durable console desk is crafted from FSC-certified wood, features two large drawers, and has enough room for two desk chairs. On top of that, it doubles as an accent table, making it a great versatile desk for small spaces.
If you need extra storage in your space, the Folsom Buffet is an excellent solution. This buffet table works as an accent table, TV stand, or bar area and is constructed from solid kiln-dried solid pine wood, giving it lots of durability. Featuring three cabinets, three drawers, and a top shelf, the table is great for storing serveware, dishes, and tablescape decor but also works well for media and game storage, too.
Crafted from sustainably sourced mango wood, the Benchwright Floating Shelves offer a chic way to display photos and art, store your favorite coffee cups and mugs, or organize your current reading list. Despite their wood construction, these bookshelves are lightweight in design thanks to their aluminum shelf holder, too.
The Folsom Rectangular Coffee Table is another sustainable furniture find from Pottery Barn. This boxy coffee table is crafted from sustainably sourced kiln-dried SPF wood and veneer ply and comes in both a light desert pine or dark charcoal finish, so you can choose the best stain for your style. The coffee table measures 58 x 24 x 18.5 inches and weighs around 60 pounds, making it a good option for a heavy-duty coffee table.
Pottery Barn doesn’t just make sustainable accent furniture. If you want a dining table with an eco-friendly edge, consider the Chapman Round Marble Pedestal Dining Table. Handcrafted from iron and marble, this round dining table has a tulip table design that works well in a dining nook, kitchen, or small spaces.
Elevate your storage with the Folsom Glass Storage Cabinet. This shelving unit is designed with sustainably sourced kiln-dried SPF wood with glass windows to display your belongings. It’s a great option for those with a collection they wish to display, but also serves as functional storage and can house anything from books to games to photo albums.
What is fair trade?
This is a tricky one to answer, because there are lots of 'fair trade' organisations. There's the international brand 'Fairtrade' (one word), which is a network of farmers around the world who are paid fairly for their produce and are helped to negotiate for better pay and conditions. Their produce meets strict environmental standards. You can tell their produce by the Fairtrade mark, which you'll find on products like Ben and Jerry's and Starbucks.
Fair Trade (two words) is an American offshoot of Fairtrade International that operates under similar parameters, ensuring fair pay for its workers. . Pottery Barn's Fair Trade products are made under these principles.
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Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.
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