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We had so much fun attending NYFW events this week! One of our favorite highlights include Nest Guild Member and Makers United business, @elidiathelabel, partnering with @jon@jonathancohenstudio to create gorgeous belts for his runway show. Swipe through to catch a glimpse of these beauties styled into 4 looks. Thank you @swarovski and @jonathancohenstudio for championing American maker enterprises! 📷: Dan Leca
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We are looking forward to participating in @thr3efold ‘s Ethical NYFW fireside chat with Nest Founder, @rebecca_nest, and Abrima Erwiah, co-founder of @studiooneeightynine, tomorrow!
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Join Nest's Director of Sourcing, Amanda Lee, and All Across Africa's COO, Alicia Wallace on Tuesday, Feb. 4 as they discuss the importance of bringing ethical products to the everyday. Drawing from their experiences developing handmade collections for national retailers, Nest and All Across Africa will discuss best practices from strategic retail positioning to the Nest Seal of Ethical Handcraft and the opportunities they see for artisan brands to meet the growing demand for ethical products. Swipe through to see Nest Artisan Guild members showing at NY NOW and Shoppe Object starting tomorrow. Nest is proud to support these small enterprises. If you’re around, stop by and say hi!
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The convening wrapped up with a candid fireside chat between Peter Malachi, SVP of Communications at @hermes and Rebecca van Bergen, Founder and Executive Director of Nest. @malachinyc told Rebecca that the history of Hermes, one steeped in artisanship for more than 150 years, has informed the family’s continued to approach to building a business focused on training the next generation of artisan makers and committed to raising awareness for craft traditions through innovative uses of digital and social media.⁠ ⁠ ---⁠ Photo by: Mahrad Saghafi
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A discussion on Hand vs. Machine, led by Nest Board Trustee, Hall Rockefeller. Celine Vogt of @michelangelofoundation joined Nidhi Garg Allen of artisan business,, and Natalie Chanin of @alabamachanin.⁠ ⁠ Here, Natalie Chanin shares an anecdote about how cell phone videos helped seamstresses learn how to use and care for their sewing machines.⁠ ⁠ --- ⁠ Photo by: Mahrad Saghafi
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Lisa R. Jackson PhD. moderated a fascinating discussion on new mobile technologies and digital platforms that are enabling the reemergence of cottage industries, which were largely threatened by the industrial revolution. @diegolivero of @mesogoods and Yash Ranga of @jaipurliving explained their approaches to uniting dispersed workforces of hundreds and thousands of artisans respectively, many who work out of their homes. Althea Erickson discussed the challenges and opportunities technology has posed for @etsy. ⁠ ⁠ Unanimously, panelists underscored the need for usage training to be coupled with implementation of new tech platforms.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ---⁠ Photo by: Mahrad Saghafi
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Panel discussion on supply chain transparency, led by Ivanka Mamic of @target, who asked panelists to clarify the space’s sometimes confusing lexicon. ⁠ ⁠ Panelists like Leonardo Bonanni, CEO of @sourcemap and Antoine Heuty, CEO of @ulula4good, discussed the shortcomings of platforms like blockchain, which Leo posited is as being a tool to create less transparency, not more. Annie Griffiths of @rippleeffectimages shared how technology has allowed her to reach women in communities with videos that are changing lives.⁠ ⁠ ---⁠ Photo Credit: Mahrad Saghafi ⁠
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A look back to our 2019 Nest Convening. ⁠ Handworker: Rebooted Convening, a focus on technology and the role it plays in the craft sector.⁠ ⁠ The Convening's keynote speaker, @marahoffman, sharing her own handwork story underscoring technology’s pivotal role in illuminating supply chains. Mara discussed Nest’s role in helping her brand to understand the nuances of handwork and home-based production.⁠ ⁠ ---⁠ Photo Credit: Mahrad Saghafi
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