Nest supports artisan communities worldwide with business development programming designed to strengthen their operations, positioning them for long-term success.
Nest’s comprehensive range of programming is designed to meet our artisan and maker partners where they are. In partnership with brands, philanthropists, and our network of more than 2,000 artisan businesses, our proven approach unlocking the potential of craft-based employment to advance gender and economic equity.Our Impact
Despite contributing more than $14 billion to the domestic economy in 2021 alone, little has been known about maker entrepreneurs and the US maker sector—until now.
Nest’s latest State of the Handworker Economy (SHE) Report explores the US maker economy and creates a first-of-its-kind benchmark from which we can begin to measure the size and value of this important sector, as well as its challenges and opportunities for growth.Read the Report
Advancing gender equity and economic inclusion through craft.
Learn more about the ways Nest is supporting women by bringing radical transparency and economic opportunity to the handcraft sector.Learn More
Nest has been a leading advocate for the handcraft sector for more than 15 years.
We believe that craft—a fundamental source of employment for women around the world—holds the power to educate children, feed families, build communities, and unite cultures.KEEP READING
Hundreds of artisan-made products from the Nest Guild are available through national retail partners.
Nest provides sourcing support to brand partners who share a commitment to responsible and creative engagement with the global handcraft community. View a curated collection of artisan-made products all handmade by members of the Nest Guild.Shop Now
Nest launches a set of industry tools for ethical compliance outside of traditional factories.
The future of work in a post-Covid world will include home-based production in ways we never thought possible. As we navigate safe, sustainable production models outside of central factories Nest is providing a range of free compliance tools to our industry partners.
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What We Stand For
1 Advancing Gender Equity By Celebrating Women’s Work
Craft-based work is a fundamental source of employment for women globally - providing a source of livelihood to hundreds of millions of women who work from home. Nest works to make female handworkers visible as a crucial part of global supply chains, all while advancing their access to social and economic opportunity.
2 Driving Diversity & Inclusion in the Makers Movement
Nest is committed to building a more vibrant and inclusive makers movement by providing maker entrepreneurs who often face barriers to accessing the support they need with the resources and market access opportunities they need to thrive.
3 Expanding Economic Opportunity through Craft
Handworkers contribute over $718BN in value to our global GDP. Yet the implementation of their social economic protections can often be the exception rather than the norm. We believe that when brands, philanthropy and artisan businesses come together, we can harness the massive potential of craft to drive economic opportunity for workers everywhere.