Nest Connect

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Handworkers are getting more orders than ever without bearing the brunt of unethical middlemen.

Nest Connect is a radically transparent sourcing platform designed to connect global handworkers to exciting market access opportunities across the retail landscape. Nest matches craftspeople and designers directly, building human connection while paving the way for artisan business diversification and growth. Nest Connect is ushering a new wave of craftsmanship to runways and store floors around the world, using designer-artisan collaboration as a medium to reshape handmade as a hallmark of value.

Since the program’s launch, Nest Connect has brought handloom silks from Varanasi to The Row’s runways, hand-embroidery from Peru to beloved FEED bags, Kenyan hand knits to The Elder Statesman’s eponymous knitwear collection, and much more – generating an average 313% increase in sourcing opportunities for Nest Guild businesses while contributing to $5.5M in brand purchasing from artisans.