Nest Steering Committee of Responsible Brands
The Nest Steering Committee is a coalition of fashion and home design brands committed to building a new handworker economy that connects global craftspeople, brands, and consumers in a circular and human-centric value chain. Recognizing hand production as a growing $34 billion dollar industry employing hundreds of millions of women worldwide, the committee is taking unprecedented action to bring transparency, sustainability and social responsibility to the world beyond four-walled factories, where estimates suggest as much as 60% of garment production alone takes place.
Primary to the Committee’s body of work has been the launch of Nest Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops, an industry-wide training-first compliance program designed to improve transparency, sustainability, and social responsibility beyond the four-walled factory. In addition to convening quarterly to write and revise the Standards, brand partners worked alongside Nest to pilot the new program with more than 42 artisan businesses across 5 countries (India, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and Peru), bringing improved transparency and increased wellbeing to an estimated 11,000 handworkers. Nest Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops launches December 7th at the United Nations.
The Nest Steering Committee continues its commitment to building innovative globally applicable solutions to improve the global handwork economy. In addition to a financial commitment and use of Nest services, the Committee convenes on an ongoing basis to address the most pressing issues standing in the way of a more sustainable and socially responsible industry.
Nest Steering Committee Members