Almost all of the products at pottery barn have been made and designed in the United States. At their design studio in San Francisco, artists create prototypes by hand for nearly all of the products. And almost all of Pottery Barn’s upholstered goods are made in their own factory in North Carolina. Creating their products in America also gives them more control over their environmental and community impact.
Limiting its environmental footprint is very important to Pottery Barn. At the store in Edina, you will see reclaimed wood that has come from 15 different places. In general, the company has been increasing its green initiatives. At Pottery Barn you can search their list of environmentally friendly products that include organic textiles, recycled flooring and wood, and lighting made from recycled glass. Pottery Barn has also started partnering with organizations that restrict the use of harmful chemicals, and promotes conservation and social responsibility.
Pottery Barn works with many organizations and nonprofits in the community to provide financial donations and economic opportunities. Some of the groups that Pottery Barn works with are St Jude's Children’s Research Hospital, HERproject, Give A Little Hope, and the Better Cotton Initiative. Through these programs they have aided in providing temporary and long term housing to youth and their families and provided educational initiatives to low-income men and women working in factories. Two of these initiatives have included education on health and financial literacy.