Nest is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and collaborating with responsible artisan businesses through implementation of training and business development. This collaboration enables each enterprise to become profitable as well as have significant positive social impact. We have searched globally to create a network of existing artisanal workshops with strong leadership, that are scalable, and can transform their communities in one of three ways: by alleviating poverty, empowering women, and/or promoting peace. Through a participatory model, we work with artisans to provide services they need to both preserve and enhance artistic traditions as well as increase the ability to meet the capacity and quality demands of the exporting marketplace. In turn, we are given access to small batch, finely crafted goods by master artisans.
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