Here comes the new economy we all hoped and prayed for, compliments of Nest, a nonprofit firm co-founded by Rebecca Van Bergen. Nest’s mission is to provide business development services and funding to jewelry artisans and other craft workers. Then Nest connects their clients to major market retail outlets.
Here’s the website link to NEST’S programs.
PBS News Hour recently did a report on Nest.
One family that Nest works with is a Kenyan family that produces brass jewelry in their home. Take a look-see at this YouTube video uploaded by PBS News Hour: