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Nest Guild & Connect

Artisan is far from niche! The Nest Guild connects more than 1,500+ artisan businesses across over 100 countries with exciting growth opportunities.

Nest Sourcing

Nest Sourcing is a radically transparent program designed to connect global handworkers to exciting market access opportunities across the retail landscape.

Summits & Convening

Each year, a select group of artisan leaders make the journey of a lifetime to New York City for industry immersion and leadership development.

Artisan Accelerator

Nest’s intensive 360-degree integrated support puts artisan businesses on an expedited path to growth.

Makers United

The craft-based cottage industry has potential to create new opportunities for makers currently operating outside the mainstream US economy.

Professional Fellowships & Employee Engagement

Nest’s network of professional fellows are bringing targeted, high-impact and scalable consulting to an ever-growing handworker population.

Nest and Madewell Hometown Heroes Collective

Together in 2019, Madewell and Nest launched the Hometown Heroes Collective. Since then, the program has featured more than 70 makers on Madewell’s online marketplace and has given them meaningful support to help them grow their businesses.

Did You Know?

Data Driven

Nest’s data-driven capacity building programs map directly to the most pressing needs faced by today’s handworker economy. By combining grassroots support with macro-scale solutions, Nest is driving sustainable change on the global scale.

Our Data-Driven Approach


110+ countries
1,100+ artisan businesses
250,000+ handworkers

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2020 Impact Report