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Nest Sourcing

Nest Sourcing is a radically transparent program designed to connect global handworkers to exciting market access opportunities across the retail landscape. By connecting small maker businesses directly with brands and opportunities, artisans and makers are able to expand their business without the risk of unethical middlemen.

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.

Sourcing Masks by Makers

Through Masks by Makers, Nest’s PPE sourcing program, we are working in collaboration with our brand partners to provide much-needed revenue to artisan partners engaged in mask production, while offering a reliable supply of masks to both your corporate teams and your overall merchandising strategy.

Nest can support scaleable sourcing for corporate teams and frontline employees, custom mask development, custom print or design illustration and add impact to your mask sourcing strategy and storytelling. Please contact [email protected] for more information on sourcing masks from Nest’s Artisan Guild.


Nest Trend Reports

Nest releases quarterly trend reports centered around social or environmental practices that Nest values and supports. Each report features Nest Artisan Guild members that produce not only unique and quality products, but also promotes important missions within their work.

All profiles will include contact details, social media account, average wholesale prices, and their connection to the respective theme. Nest’s Sourcing Best Practices Guide is available with all reports. Nest facilitates all introductions to businesses that your brand may want to explore further.

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Custom Sourcing Reports

Nest’s Director of Brand Strategy and Sourcing works directly with your brand through a consultation service to discuss specific sourcing needs and creates a custom sourcing report outlining Artisan Guild businesses that could align with your project.

The reports include business profiles, images, contact details, social media, approximate prices and lead times.  Upon report delivery, Nest provides a follow-up consultation call to review Nest’s Sourcing Best Practices Guide and discuss the suggested businesses. Nest facilitates all introductions to businesses that your brand may want to explore further.

Coalition for Craft and Culture

Nest’s Coalition for Craft and Culture is a coalition of fashion and home decor designers & design-led brands who have a shared commitment to responsible and creative engagement with the global handcraft community.

The Coalition is leading the industry by integrating responsibly-sourced handcraft techniques into contemporary collections, supporting a globalized world that celebrates cultural diversity, expanding design boundaries and reviving craft techniques that may be in danger of dying, and furthering global gender equity by bringing meaningful work to women. 

Member benefits include invitations to educational workshops hosted by Nest and its network of craft experts, seasonal concierge sourcing consultation, full-year subscription of Nest Trend Reports, priority invitations to international artisan/handcraft tradeshows and communications support. 

Bringing sophisticated handcraft to runways and store floors


brand design briefs issued

artisan businesses received new market access opportunities

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Figures based on Nest’s 2017 Impact Report