Nest is a nonprofit that partners with the world’s most promising artisans to build sustainable businesses within the competitive landscape of today’s global economy. Simultaneously, Nest helps artisans to transform their communities through the alleviation of poverty, empowerment of women and promotion of peace.
Rebecca van Bergen, Founder & Executive Director of Nest says, “Sharing a passion for cultivating cultural traditions from the four corners of the world, Nest is overjoyed to partner with Absolute Travel as we help to support the talented Nest artisans of Kenya. Together we are helping these artisans to transform their crafts into a means for positive social change that will ripple outward throughout their communities.”
Like Absolute Travel, Nest ventures to the far-flung corners of the globe to bring the world’s treasures to you. From Varanasi and West Java to Oaxaca, Kenya, and Colorado, nonprofit Nest sees a world of beautiful possibility filled with passionate artisans whose works have the potential to unite, empower and sustain both people and the planet. Our shared desire to connect with inspiring communities and create initiatives that benefit our planet’s people and wilderness made us immediately feel like kin. We cannot wait to visit Nest’s new fully sustainable weaving facility in Varanasi where artisans are reviving the region’s 500 year-old silk weaving tradition. Or to meet the artisans in West Java whose work carries on the centuries-old art of Javanese Batik; the ranchers in Colorado who are applying traditional saddle production techniques to create covetable women’s accessories; and the women in Swaziland who upcycle magazines into decorative home wares.
Absolute Travel has partnered with Nest to produce our document portfolios—a beautifully crafted itinerary case which each Absolute Travel client receives before departing on their journey. We chose to work with Nest as the carefully handcrafted nature of the cases reflect the individual care and attention we put into each Absolute Travel itinerary.