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Artisan Accelerator

Artisan businesses demonstrating exceptional social responsibility and high community impact potential have the opportunity to take their partnership further.

Program Goals

Nest’s Artisan Accelerator is an intensive accelerator program designed to give promising and engaged artisan businesses the support they need to become vital players in the international marketplace for fashion and home design.

360 Degree Programming

Participating accelerator businesses become part of a team of highly motivated like-minded enterprises from around the world, who, under Nest’s direct support, engage in a series of intensive business development programs over the course of a minimum 12-month period.

Recognizing the power of person-to-person collaboration to drive accelerated growth, Nest focuses on on-site support for Accelerator businesses.

Diagram: 360 degree business support


In 2018, 76 net new jobs were created and over $600,000 dollars in new revenue was created across all small-to-medium sized enterprises participating in Nest’s Artisan Accelerator Program.

Download the 2018 Accelerator Impact Report

Success Stories

Meet Our Artisan Accelerator Participants

  • 2019 class
  • Sasha Crafts, India
  • Studio Coppre, India
  • Starfish Project, China
  • Hacienda Crafts, Philippines
  • Casa De Los Gigantes, Guatemala
  • Green Design Link, Peru
  • Taller Maya, Mexico
  • Tribal Textiles, Zambia
  • Khokho Collection, Swaziland
  • 2018 class
  • All Across Africa, Uganda
  • Etkie, Usa
  • Freeset, India
  • Haiti Design Co-op, Haiti
  • Loom to Luxury, India
  • Sidai, Tanzania
  • Soma, Turkey
  • Sonica Sarna Design, India
  • Ubuntu, Namibia
  • Wakami, Guatemala