Advancing Gender Equity By Celebrating Women’s Work
Craft work is a fundamental source of employment for women globally, yet has been historically dismissed as niche, non-scalable, or "women's work." Nest advocates to prioritize gender equity in economic investments in the global handcraft sector to ensure these investments benefit women's wellbeing.
Driving Diversity & Inclusion in the Makers Movement
We are committed to building a more vibrant and inclusive makers movement by providing maker entrepreneurs who often face barriers to accessing the support they need with the resources and market opportunities they need to thrive
Expanding Economic Opportunity through Craft
Handworkers contribute over $718BN in value to our global GDP, yet the implementation of their social and economic protections are often the exception rather than the norm. We believe that in partnership with brands and philanthropy, we can harness the massive potential of craft to drive economic opportunity for workers everywhere.
Shining Light on Unseen Workforces
In recent years, Nest's scope has expanded to include programming specific to other forms of handwork, like wastepicking, to bring greater attention and opportunity to these overlooked and underrepresented workers within the informal economy.