Training Artisans and Establishing Global Standards

Developing Tools to Enable Economic Growth for Individual Workers in the Global Marketplace

Through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Nest has created a global platform for artisan business advancement that allows the organization to replicate and scale its specialized training programs. By leveraging technology and a growing professional, skill-based volunteer program, Nest reaches small family businesses around the world with the tools and training necessary to increase their incomes, and the ability to support their children and families.

Additionally, Nest has created the first-ever industry-wide Ethical Compliance Standards for production that occurs outside of regulated factories – in homes and small workshops. These standards protect and train artisans and homeworkers in fashion and home design supply chains.  This has allowed the organization to scale its reach and engage market forces to contribute to greater economic sustainability for artisans and homeworkers worldwide.


Reached more than 80,000 workers in over 52 countries