Through the Indigenous Artisans Collective, Nest and Etsy are honored to support Indigenous makers by bringing greater attention and market opportunity to Indigenous craft traditions. Given the events of the last two years coupled with the disparate social and economic statuses of many Indigenous communities, Indigenous leaders are encouraging alternative pathways for market access. Through the Indigenous Artisans Collective, Nest and Etsy are providing makers with resilient, digital market opportunities, as well as the training and resources needed to make the most of them now and in the long-term.
In addition to creating opportunities for economic advancement for participating makers, the Collective was established to spark interest and curiosity in Indigenous craft among consumers. It is intended to be a celebration of the cultures and craftsmanship that have been borne out of the lands of the southwestern United States and Canadian territories and the communities who have inhabited them for generations.
Products available through participants’ shops include jewelry and other accessories, as well as home goods that utilize heritage craft techniques like beading or meaningful natural materials.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Wilson | Photographer: Devin Dry