West Elm Highlights Fort Worth Vendors Through LOCAL Program

Brooklyn-based home goods store West Elm officially opened its first Fort Worth location in Crockett Row at West 7th on Aug. 17.

Inside the retailer is a special LOCAL section where products are sold from 11 Texas-based makers and designers — including three from Fort Worth — Tucker Ink., Fort Worth Locals and And Other Adventures.

Products from the husband-and-wife lettering and typography team, Tucker Ink. include colorful Fort Worth-centric maps and graphic designs, including tote bags that were distributed at the grand opening.

Also carried through the LOCAL program are hand-embroidered hoops from And Other Adventures, a local company currently selling vintage-inspired handmage goods through an Etsy shop.

West Elm also provides a spot for patrons to buy Fort Worth-branded accessories, apparel and drinkwares from Fort Worth Locals.

Dallas gets in on the action with handcrafted coasters from Gaston Made and Texas-inspired postcards from Lilco Letterpress.

“With the opening of our new Fort Worth store, we are committed to building community by supporting area businesses and Texas-based artists through our LOCAL program, pop-up shops, and community-led workshops,” said West Elm president Alex Bellos.