NEST: Design with a Conscience in Shanghai

NEST: Design with a Conscience in Shanghai
Sean Leow

Located in Shanghai’s trendy Tianzifang area is a boutique that may change your impression of design and manufacturing in China.  The NEST design collective and store “is dedicated to contemporary product design, high quality craftsmanship, and responsible manufacturing.”

Among the current group of designers featured at the Nest are bambu, who produces housewares out of bamboo and other renewable resources and Wobabybasics, a sustainable baby clothes brand made from 100% certified organic cotton and handwoven.

In addition to the concept store, NEST hosts regular DesignerTalk evenings with topics such as “Defining Responsible Manufacturing in China.”