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Join us in championing shops from the Gee’s Bend Quilters and the Gullah basket weavers. At Etsy, we believe in creating equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs—because everyone deserves a chance to succeed.

Shop from Gullah basket weavers

Meet the Weavers

The Gullah basket weavers create incredible designs rooted in their West African heritage. For generations, this community has passed down their skillful expertise. And now, they’re ready to share it with you! Read on to learn more about these talented crafters.

Go behind the baskets

Shop from Gee’s Bend Quilters

Meet the Quilters

Renowned for their hand-sewn quilts, the Gee's Bend community is a major part of American art history. Now—for the first time!—their gorgeous tapestries are available for online purchase. Read on to learn the histories of these awe-inspiring women.

Unravel the stories

About Our Non-Profit Partner: Nest

Nest is a non-profit organization committed to unlocking the potential of handcraft to improve our world. Through capacity-building and market access programs for artisans and makers everywhere, Nest supports the responsible growth and creative engagement of the handworker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion. As a key partner of Etsy, Nest has worked in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Souls Grown Deep to provide the Gullah basket weavers and the Gee’s Bend Quilters with the support they need to increase their business acumen and thrive as entrepreneurs. To learn more about Nest, visit buildanest.org.

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