When women support each other, incredible things happen.

 

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A welcoming space for women to connect purposefully through the love of making.

A simple idea, yet one that means so much in today’s world. Our community home provides a space for women to form meaningful relationships and work together towards a common purpose.

So while this idea may seem like a simple one to many, its impacts are immeasurable for the women whose lives we have touched. Our skill-sharing philosophy encourages the creation of intergenerational connections and provides women an opportunity to become part of something bigger than themselves. After all, when women support each other, incredible things happen.  

Our Core Values

Mentoring

Sustainability

Handmade Living

How to Get Involved

Shop

 Our on-site Haberdashery Thrift Shop is the heart of our community, supplying low-cost and high-quality reclaimed resources for the broader community.

Learn

Our affordable handmade living workshops provide the opportunity for everyone, no matter age or background, to learn new skills to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Grow

Our garden provides the opportunity for skill-sharing and promotes social, environmental, health and wellbeing benefits of time spent amongst nature.  

Make

Our Pop-Up Craft Stalls are stocked with donations of handmade items created from reclaimed resources, celebrating the joy of creativity and making things by hand. 

Connect

Our volunteer program supports our social enterprise initiatives and creates a community for women from diverse backgrounds to connect. 

Reclaim

Our donation redistribution program aids the war against landfill by assigning donations that we do not utilise to other charitable causes.

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Featured Programs

The NEST Exchange Project

The Nest Exchange Project is our flagship mentoring program that commenced in 2021. This project welcomes young women from local schools into our community home, where they are mentored and taught a host of handmade sustainable living skills, such as sewing, knitting and gardening. It is our objective to provide a safe and inclusive space outside of an academic environment to foster confidence and build intergenerational relationships and friendships. Click here to support this project.

Garden program

The Nest Community Garden volunteers work together to care for our beautiful backyard garden and share sustainable gardening skills. We have a wide variety of plants, ranging from our beautiful native fig tree to our seasonal herbs which we grow together as a community. It is also home to our chooks, who provide us with fresh eggs and great company while we work in the garden. Click here to volunteer and become part of this initiative.

RESOURCE REDISTRIBUTION

We partner with other charities throughout Brisbane to supply them with surplus donated items that are not suitable for reuse in our Haberdashery or workshops. This ensures that no material or equipment is wasted, while supporting charities to use these donations to produce items for their cause. If you have spare materials at home which you are looking to rehome, bring them to us and we will ensure that they find a great purpose. Alternatively, if there is a cause that you feel is worthy of receiving some of these resources, contact us.

Craft Stalls

We run a number of pop-up craft stalls throughout the year in local shopping centres. These pop-up stalls showcase donated handcrafted products, such as quilts, tea cosies, reusable wipes, face masks, children’s toys and clothes, bags, and much more. Contact us if you would like to donate your handmade items, sign up to volunteer, or show your support by visiting one of our stalls! 

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