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Just add salt: Nest’s newest cause partnership with SALT will support artisans in the La Guajira region of northern Colombia

When Nest met Kacy Lubell and Marla Toplitzky, Co-founders of the ubiquitous SALT straps, coined an essential piece of “The New Mom Uniform of Park Slope” by The New York Times, the artisan stars aligned and pointed directly towards a new partnership to support artisan communities of the La Guajira region of northern Colombia. Kacy and Marla, both moms, and Nest’s Founder Rebecca, also a mother of two, quickly bonded over their shared passions for improving gender equity, empowering women to earn economic independence while caring for their families, and bringing exceptional artisan craft to the contemporary marketplace.

This is exactly what Kacy and Marla, who have backgrounds in fashion and design, have done with SALT. Their beautifully-designed straps are inspired by traditional Wayuu mochila bags, handwoven by artisans in the the La Guajira region of northern Colombia. In Kacy and Marla’s words: “When we decided to launch SALT, we knew we wanted to stay true to the authenticity of the Wayuu craftsmanship, so we formed a partnership with artisans that have been passing down this age-old technique for generations. Each strap is an authentic Wayuu weave using local renewable resources, and the job enables them to support their families.”

Now, we are proud to announce Nest as SALT’s new official cause partner. Starting now, a portion of every SALT strap sale will fund a Nest donation to support the artisans of the Wayuu community who hand-weave each strap. We invite you to join us in celebrating this new partnership by shopping the new summer collection, which just recently launched!