In 2013, west elm launched a small, experimental endeavor called west elm LOCAL. A collection of handcrafted regional goods, west elm LOCAL seeks to share the work of local makers while creating a lasting impact in the communities that we call home. Today, our LOCAL program boasts a network of over 500 makers and we’re looking to add more!

Are you a maker or designer? Are you interested in having your products sold and featured at west elm stores? Now’s your chance! We’re currently hosting an open call for makers to participate in our west elm LOCAL showcase. Register and submit a portfolio of your work by June 12 for consideration at We look forward to meeting you!

west elm LOCAL Digital Invite

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June 6, 2016

My name is Berenice Macal from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I’m Pillow Design painted and hand made. Please visit my facebook page to see my work: CREACIONES BM
I’m very interested in joining the WE Local.
For aditional information please let me know.
Thank you very much!


June 9, 2016

Hi!!! Do you and would you consider makers from Canada?? Please, pretty please???

My name is Jolene and I’m the resident maker at Scent and Sensibility Inc. My website is Please take a look! Thank you!

Maxwell Tielman

June 16, 2016

Jolene— We do consider Canadian makers! To inquire about becoming part of the LOCAL assortment at your regional west elm store, simply walk in and ask to speak to a manager about it.

Donnamarie DelSignore

June 11, 2016

Hello I am a jewelry designer and maker and I am trying to submit an application but I am unable to and the site says that you can submit up until tomorrow. My Instagram handle is @peacelovencrossbones
My portfolio can be seen on etsy at

Maxwell Tielman

June 15, 2016

Hey, Donnamarie!So sorry to hear that! I’d advise reaching out to your regional store to inquire about becoming a LOCAL maker there. Each store is actually responsible for selecting their LOCAL assortments, so this is the best place to start!

Kathy Phillips

June 11, 2016

Hi, I am a local artist trying to submit my portfolio before the June 12 deadline. It is not letting me submit. I am a textile Designer/fiber artist. I am very interested in joining the WE local. You can look at my art on my website at I live in Fort Mill SC (20 miles south of the Charlotte NC store.

Maxwell Tielman

June 15, 2016

Hi, Kathy! So sorry to hear that! You can reach out to your regional store to inquire about becoming a LOCAL maker there. Each store is actually responsible for selecting their LOCAL assortments, so this is the best place to start!

Denise O’Reilly

June 20, 2016

Hello! I’m Denise O’Reilly Artist/Owner of
I had a successful pop up at the West Hartford, Ct. location on January 20, 2016. Would love the opportunity to show you more of my products since expanding my line.


August 24, 2016

Hi, when is the next date to submit?

David Starborn

February 8, 2017

Hello, I recently heard about this from a friend, and wondered when your next open period is to submit a portfolio of things?
David Stariha @redwood_soul


March 19, 2017

Hello! Do you plan to do this again this year?
Would love to submit my work for Local collaboration!

Hope Elliott

July 27, 2017

Good afternoon – just inquiring about the west elm local business grant contest – does it still exist? I am a grant writer and I have a client that produces plant-based soaps and lotions. Could you respond to me if you can? Thank you for your time!

Maxwell Tielman

July 27, 2017

Hi, Hope! We don’t have current plans to reinstate our Grant Contest, but you can certainly inquire with your local west elm store about becoming a LOCAL maker in their assortment. Simply reach out to your closest west elm store and ask to speak to a manager.

carolyn brann

March 3, 2019

Hi, I am an abstract oil painter in the San Diego area and am wondering if the call for Makers is still open? thanks, carolyn

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