Hundreds of handcrafted Nest Guild products are available through national retail partners. Nest provides sourcing support to brand partners who share. NCCER credentials, recognized by the industry, provide students and craft professionals with the national portability of their skills. The NCCER maintains accreditation and certification through its registration system.
With the increase in interest and demand for handmade products, many designers are introducing some to their brands' collections. Artisans and small-scale producers are ideally placed to respond to the growing trends of sustainably and ethically sourced products. FT's knowledge, understanding and, most importantly, the volume of sales of FT handicrafts could increase significantly in the U.S. Department of State, thus providing the much-needed income and employment for poor and disadvantaged artisans and farmers.
Third-party certification provides transparency to all supply chains for a certified product and addresses important issues such as fair prices and wages, good working conditions, reducing the carbon footprint for transport and sustainable resources. Fair World Project (FWP) is a 501 (c) () non-profit organization that advocates for fair trade policies that support small farmers, artisans and workers by promoting organic and fair trade practices and transparent third-party certification. Nest supports artisan communities around the world with business development programs designed to strengthen their operations and position them for long-term success. This is important to increase the interest and knowledge of the buying public about FT products, in order to improve the livelihoods of Fair Trade farmers and artisans.