Check out Indelust, the incredible new project by our friends and partners Sana Rezwan and Nihar Sait. Indelust is an online retail platform showcasing Indian designers and brands, featuring all ethically made product. Nest has worked with Indelust to audit the production units, conditions of work, treatment of artisans and terms of employment for all of their suppliers who work with more than 10 artisans.
African Queen collection from Swaziland artisan business (and Nest partner) Quazi Design.
Check out this amazing article about Nest in Thursday’s Style Section of the NY Times!
A sneak peek of the inspiration for Loom to Luxury’s upcoming hand-woven silk collections! Stay tuned for completed fabrics in a few months!
Etkie is a luxury accessories company committed to the financial and social empowerment of Native American women in New Mexico – with the hope that their markets can extend to other communities with rising success. Utilizing an online sales platform, Etkie works with female Native artisans who lack accessibility to public markets, to sell their products at fair prices in order to earn a higher income and eventually attain financial independence. Through this model, Etkie is trying to bridge the gap between the mainstream fashion industry and artistry that continues to thrive in traditional Native communities.
Browse the pages of the Nest Artisan Summit catalog, featuring 10 of our artisan partners. The inaugural Summit last week marked five days of training, learning and collaboration between seventeen artisan business leaders from around the world (including Bali, India, Kenya, Mexico, Swaziland, West Java, Vietnam, Alabama, and Colorado) and leading New York-based professionals of the fashion and design industry.
incredible ceramics from our partners in Oaxaca:
“1050° Ceramics Collective is a group of designers, artists
and artisans working together to make high-quality, unique
and functional products in Oaxaca, México.
Our designs, created for the needs and taste of the modern
world, are inspired both by tradition and change. The result
is a set of high-quality products with strong cultural and
aesthetic value, particular attention to detail, and harmonious
1050° is conscious design. Our products are lead-free. We
strive to minimize the environmental impact of our production
1050º is the commercial branch of Innovando la Tradición ac
(Innovating Tradition), a multidisciplinary non-profit and a
sustainable-design project that offers servicesto potters and
pottery communities in Oaxaca to support the development of
their activity. We’re proud members of Colectivo Hecho a Mano
When you buy a product from 1050° you help a centuries-old
heritage and its artisans stay alive.”
Embroideries (at the house of mg, ahmedabad)
morning at Kotwa, the weaving village (at Kotwa)