TINA.org investigated Williams-Sonoma Home’s parent company Williams-Sonoma and found that seven of its websites — including Williams-Sonoma Home — were marketing products as made in the USA when they were either imported or made with imported materials, according to inconspicuous origin information. To read more about that investigation and subsequent complaint, click here.
TINA.org also investigated several social media influencers the FTC had notified (twice) of their legal obligation to properly disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, one of whom was Rachel Parcell who promoted Williams-Sonoma Home on her Instagram account without proper disclosures. To read more about that investigation, click here.
Williams-Sonoma to Pay $1 Million to Settle Deceptive Ad Lawsuit Sparked by TINA.org
Retailer To Stop Misleading Made in USA Claims MADISON, CONN. April 1, 2020 Acting on a complaint filed by ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached…
TINA.org Files Deceptive Made in USA Complaint Against Williams Sonoma
MADISON, CONN. May 22, 2019 – Williams-Sonoma brands including Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, PBteen, Pottery Barn Kids, Rejuvenation and West Elm are violating the FTC’s Made in USA standard according…
UPDATE: Williams-Sonoma to Pay $1 Million to Settle FTC Lawsuit over Misleading Made in USA Claims
Settlement comes after TINA.org alerted FTC to hundreds of products deceptively marketed as American-made.