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.
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
Oscar de La Renta Spring 2019 Collection’s features oversized ikat handwoven by Nest Guild artisans in Uzbekistan.
Vanarasi Loom to Luxury’s handloomed silks walk The Row’s Paris runway show
FEED Projects’ International Women’s Day bag features hand embroidery done by Hilos Y Colors in Peru
Beulah London collaborates with Couture Des Iles Nassau in the Bahamas, to create the Aesha Pom Pom Dark Straw Clutch
62 brand design briefs issued
108 artisan businesses received new market access opportunities