Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nest: Changing the world one purchase at a time

Check out Nest - a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries by helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. To do this, Nest provides micro loans for women artisans in developing countries to help them pay for supplies and materials to get started or to maintain an existing business. The funds for these loans are generated by selling a unique line of clothing, accessories and merchandise for the home produced exclusively for Nest by a group of artists and designers. The founder, solicited female artists, fashion and graphic designers to sell their goods on her website and donate a portion of the proceeds to her loan program. The recipients of the loans can either make monetary repayments or pay with the goods they produce, which are then sold on The proceeds are then recycled into more loans. What a great idea.

There are some great stuff on sale, like a super cute ses petites mains Chloe dress. You can also find Karin Eriksson Tea light holders.

Photos from Nest

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