Creative Envy


SHOP GOOD, DO GOOD.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 8:33 pm
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If you’re looking for some unique items for your loved ones this holiday season, consider doing some shopping at Nest. They have awesome stuff but more importantly they are making a difference for women.

Nest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries. The mission of Nest is to support women artists and artisans in the developing world by helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. To do this, Nest provides micro-credit loans to be used for the purchase of the supplies and materials necessary to begin and/or maintain art or craft-based businesses.

Nest carries clothing, jewelry, home accents, stuff for kids, and much more. Items are made by domestic designers or by loan recipients themselves. Here are some that caught my eye.

Vintage Creations cashmere wrap

Vintage Creations cashmere wrap

vintage red spiral lucite earrings by Cara Lyndon Jewelry

vintage red spiral lucite earrings by Cara Lyndon Jewelry

the Escape necklace by susan marie designs

the Escape necklace by susan marie designs

Angie wrist bag (graphite) by aster+sage

Angie wrist bag (graphite) by aster+sage

Ribbon of Flowers pillow by Elle & Evans

Ribbon of Flowers pillow by Elle & Evans

Gothic Rose hostess apron by Sommer Designs

Gothic Rose hostess apron by Sommer Designs

Field Guide Riverbank by (one of my favorite artists) Dolan Geiman Inc.

Box Print: Field Guide Riverbank by (one of my favorite artists) Dolan Geiman Inc.

delft. letterpress note cards, bamboo paper by Smock Letterpress

delft. letterpress note cards, bamboo paper by Smock Letterpress

Chloe Dress by Nest

Chloe Dress by Nest

Iznik Buttons by loan recipient Intarsia Concept

Iznik Buttons by loan recipient Intarsia Concept

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3 Comments so far
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Those red lucite earrings remind me of boobs. Do you think that was the look they were going for?

Comment by Scott Krebbeks

Leave it to my big brother to go THERE on a post that’s kind of serious and meaningful. No, Scott. I don’t think that was the look they were going for. Perv.

Comment by CK

Hi CK!

Thanks for this post — it’s great to see people take notice of NEST. And thank you for mentioning Dolan’s work in your post – the support it much appreciated!

All best,
Dolan Geiman & Ali Walsh, http://www.DolanGeiman.com

Comment by Dolan Geiman & Ali Walsh




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