Force for Good | Our Story

force for good

our passion

Cultured West started from our founders obsession with baskets and passion for eco-friendly fair trade products. We are a woman-founded, owned, and led small business that's committed to providing the best handicrafts made by master artisans with the highest quality sustainable materials.

We believe that Cultured West can be a force for good and wanted to provide an easy way for you to shop ethically-made homeware. We strive to find the most beautiful handmade baskets and decor from around the world for your home. Everything is responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted, so you can feel good about your purchase.

We hope that you will join us on our journey as we seek to support positive change through fair trade and sustainable practices, always putting people and planet first.

social good

our commitment

We partner with brands that curate responsibly sourced artisan crafted homeware and decor rooted in artisanal craft traditions.

We are committed to investing in ethical supply chains. It's not just about the goods we offer. It's about social good. We are purpose-driven and deeply focused on celebrating craft and culture by partnering with brands that empower artisans to live a better life through handicraft creation and fair living wages.

purposeful impact

our values

Key components to our mission statement, core values, and daily practices are integrity, empathy, and compassion. Purpose and impact are an integral part of who we are.

We will prioritize partnering with and supporting fair trade nonprofit organizations that share our same purpose-driven values. We believe that together, we can positively impact the lives of the artisans and their families.

eco-conscious

sustainability

We will always focus on people and planet first and only offer products crafted from mindfully sourced brands who share our commitment to support positive change.

Sustainable sourcing with eco-friendly materials is at the core of what we do. All of our products are responsibly handmade from local, natural, and renewable resources such as sisal, jute, seagrass, rafia, banana leaf, palm leaf, and elephant grass, or from upcycled and recycled material.

Social Impact

fair trade

The impact of purchasing fair trade items means that every product you buy positively and directly benefits, supports, and empowers the artisans who create them. Nourishment, health, education, and dreams for a bright future. A choice for fair trade is a choice for a better, more equitable world. With every purchase, you are supporting ethical sourcing practices and sustainable livelihoods for the artisans.

global impact

you shop, we give

For every purchase made at Cultured West, we will donate $1.00 to support NEST, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting the responsible growth and creative engagement of the artisan and maker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion. Through programs that support the wellbeing of artisans both in the United States and globally, Nest is bringing radical transparency and opportunity to the informal handworker economy.

elevate your everyday

really cool things

The absolute best thing about Cultured West? We have really cool things! Elevate your everyday with responsibly sourced, globally inspired, and thoughtfully crafted homeware and décor rooted in artisanal craft traditions.

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more to love

about cultured west

  • ✔free shipping

    We offer everyday free shipping on all domestic orders within the contiguous United States (no minimum, no code).

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  • ✔happiness guarantee

    We offer a Happiness Guarantee 30-Day Easy Returns Policy. Simply return your items for a refund if you're not completely satisfied with your purchase.

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  • ✔buy now, pay later

    Buy Now, Pay Later is a fantastic no-interest alternative to credit and gives you the flexibility to buy the things you love now without having to pay in full at the time of purchase.

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Our customers totally rock

raves & reviews

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    I always get lots of compliments!
    "I love everything from Cultured West. It's all so nice, I always get lots of compliments!"

    ~Lynda

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    Great customer service!
    "Beautiful, love it! This is my first purchase from Cultured West, great customer service!

    ~Hana

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    Gorgeous and amazing quality!
    "Just wanted to say THANK YOU! Everything is absolutely gorgeous and amazing quality!"

    ~Marie

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11 comments

Awesome blog you have! Exciting to see!

Diana Q.

I loved getting to know your brand and what you’re all about. Beautiful products as well!

Natalie D.

I absolutely love what you guys are doing for fair trade and the fact that you donate to charities to support women! Definitely my new favorite home décor brand.

Vivian F.

Beautifully written and an amazing story.

Mary D.

I love this article! Your story is inspiring and it makes me happy to know I can feel confident my purchase is changing lives for these artisans and their fmilies.

Emilia C.

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