The Nest Maiyet partnership is an initiative that helps women artisans in the Majority World to gain a self-sufficient and sustainable income through training programs. While Nest is a non-profit organization, Maiyet is a fashion label with an innovative social lean.
How does it work? According to the Nest website, the Nest Maiyet program involves a four-step process: "a thorough needs assessment," "customized, intensive programming," "market access through Maiyet and other retail brands" and "on-going evaluation and pro bono consulting."
The Nest Maiyet partnership is part of an emerging (but not new) theme in the social enterprise and social business worlds. Many see new strength in the collaboration of social businesses, social enterprises, non-profits and charities with corporations and big business. Is this the future of business and charity alike?
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