Associate Manager, Sustainability + Social Impact, Williams Sonoma Inc.
Margaret Derby is the Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI) where she oversees supply chain social impact initiatives across the company's eight brands, including leading WSI's public commitments to Fair Trade, Worker Wellbeing and Handcraft. In 2014, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. became the first ever Fair Trade home retailer with the launch of Fair Trade Certified rugs in the West Elm brand. Since then, they have expanded Fair Trade to all eight brands with 16 Fair Trade Certified factories in 5 countries, directly impacting over 13,000 workers. Prior to WSI, Margaret spent her career in international development, supporting local and global nonprofits throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. Margaret has a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia and is based in Brooklyn, NY.
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So much goes into getting a product on the shelves and today, more than ever, production creates ripple effects across the world. Come learn from the voices across the apparel and home goods supply chain and hear how Fair Trade drives impact for them as we explore the roles and responsibilities each has in moving this sector forward.
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