Supporting Global Artisans Through Craft

Cultural traditions Women artisans

We are excited to announce that Folkways Craft Kits is now partnering with Nest! Nest is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the global handworker economy, the well-being of women artisans, and the preservation of cultural traditions around the world. Folkways shares this vision, centered on the relevance of indigenous craft in a modern world, the values of fair trade, and especially the importance of supporting women economically and socially as a centerpiece of community strength.

We are especially excited to be supporting Nest’s Artisan Accelerator program. Since 2018, this program has served as an incubator of artisan-based businesses, helping to accelerate business growth and social impact for ethically-minded enterprises. In its first year, Nest’s Artisan Accelerator created 76 new jobs and helped participating businesses generate over $600,000 in new revenue.

These numbers are important to Folkways because we not only wish to broaden understanding of cultural diversity through our culture-themed craft kits and goods, but we also want to give back to the folks who inspire those projects. That is why each month we choose to donate a percentage of our sales to Nest’s programming. Your craft kit purchases directly support indigenous artisans around the world.

Support the maker, be the maker.

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