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Nest Sourcing

Handworkers are getting more orders than ever without bearing the brunt of unethical middlemen. Nest Sourcing is a radically transparent sourcing platform designed to connect global handworkers to exciting market access opportunities across the retail landscape.

Direct Match-Making

Nest matches craftspeople and designers directly, building human connection while paving the way for business diversification and growth. Through sourcing partnerships built directly between brands and artisans around the world, Nest 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.

Nest Sourcing Directory

Nest Guild members are listed in Nest’s comprehensive digital Sourcing Directory, which includes contact details for more than 400 artisan businesses across 70 countries globally.

The directory is available to brands for a fee. Members of Nest’s Coalition for Craft & Culture receive a complimentary copy of the directory along with on-the-spot sourcing support, opening them up to new opportunities to utilize global artisan techniques.

Bringing sophisticated handcraft to runways and store floors


brand design briefs issued

artisan businesses received new market access opportunities

in brands purchasing from artisans

Figures based on Nest’s 2017 Impact Report