When women support each other, incredible things happen.
Visit our haberdashery
Explore our Workshops
metres of fabric saved from landfill
hours of social connection
A welcoming space for women to connect purposefully.
The Nest Community brings women together to share a love of making.
A house in the heart of Everton Park in Brisbane, The Nest Community is a space to share, learn and support sustainable living through handcrafts. Our philosophy is when women support each other, incredible things happen.
The Nest Community is open six days a week and offers handmade living workshops, a community garden, and our haberdashery thrift shop. We’re a registered charity run by a thriving community of volunteers who love to share their love of making.
All profits from our haberdashery, craft stalls and workshops help us keep The Nest Community running and support our Exchange mentoring program for young women.
Visit us at 720 South Pine Rd, Everton Park, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Our Core Values
How to Get Involved
Our on-site Haberdashery Thrift Shop is the heart of our community, supplying low-cost and high-quality reclaimed resources for the broader community.
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.
Our garden provides the opportunity for skill-sharing and promotes social, environmental, health and wellbeing benefits of time spent amongst nature.
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.
Our volunteer program supports our social enterprise initiatives and creates a community for women from diverse backgrounds to connect.
Our donation redistribution program aids the war against landfill by assigning donations that we do not utilise to other charitable causes.
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.
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.
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.
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!