Anchal Project

Louisville,  KY 
United States
http://www.anchalproject.org
  • Booth: 3826

Anchal is the proud recipient of NY NOW's 2017 Winter Market  "Best in Market" & "Best New Product - Handmade Global Design", awarded by Apartment Therapy. Our eco-friendly products are handmade from hand-selected vintage materials, organic fibers and low-impact dyes.


 Press Releases

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    Contact: Natalie Smith  | (502) 709-4377 | nhugon@anchalproject.org

     

    ANCHAL’S SS18 COLLECTION EMPOWERS ARTISANS TO BECOME DESIGNERS

    First-ever collection inspired by artisan’s original designs

     

    Louisville, KY. (February 4, 2018) – Anchal will launch their Spring/Summer ‘18 collection at the NY NOW Winter Market. Expanding on the tremendous success of the award-winning Narrative Collection, the new Curve Series continues to push the boundaries of contemporary handcrafted goods by bringing the art of storytelling to everyday home goods & accessories. For the first time, Anchal’s artisans are flourishing into designers, translating their visual perspective into innovative designs.

     

    The Curve Quilt originated through the lens of artisan Seema and a view of an ordinary rooftop in India.

    The results culminated in a bold modernist composition with layers of 100% organic cotton and activated by a radiating stitch pattern. The Curve Quilt and coordinating pillows bring Anchal’s mission full circle by encouraging the artisan’s creative confidence to express their personal identities through fabric, while creating unique works of art that tell the story of empowerment and change.

     

    “Empowering our artisans with the tools to become the designers is something we’ve dreamed about since the beginning of Anchal,” says Anchal Project Co-founder and CEO Colleen Clines. “This release has been especially meaningful for our team, and is an incredible milestone for our artisans. Every piece is a reflection of the details and beauty of the artisans original artwork.. It’s been truly special to bring their visions to life.”

     

    With backgrounds in landscape architecture and architecture, sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines lead the brand by placing design at the center of Anchal’s everyday practice. Their contemporary lifestyle brand is defined by sophisticated hand quilting and women’s empowerment, revolutionizing traditional kantha quilting techniques.

     

    Ranging in price from $18-$356, Anchal's SS18 collection  will be available for purchase in March on anchalproject.org.

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    About Anchal:

    Anchal [on-chal] believes design can change lives. Established in 2010 as a non-profit social enterprise, Anchal has provided careers in textiles to over 200 marginalized women worldwide. Anchal is committed to producing the highest quality home goods & accessories while maintaining the integrity of our artisans and natural resources. Distinct design, craftsmanship and a personal signature connect you to the individual maker. Anchal’s eco-friendly products have been sold in Urban Outfitters nationwide, and featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Better Homes & Gardens, Design*Sponge, BRIDES and GOOD Magazine

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    Contact: Natalie Hugon  | (502) 709-4377 | nhugon@anchalproject.org

     

    Anchal Project receives “Best in Market” award from NY NOW and Apartment Therapy

     

    New York, NY (February 7, 2017) – Anchal Project was selected today as the recipient of NY NOW’s prestigious “Best in Market” award at the 2017 winter market . The Sari Throw was chosen by NY NOW in partnership with Apartment Therapy as the one extraordinary product that stood out among the ten category winners of the Best New Product Awards. More than 2,400 companies exhibiting at the winter market had the opportunity to apply for these awards.

     

    “NY NOW is filled with incredible products, so it’s such an honor to have been selected amongst many deserving designers,” said Colleen Clines, Co-Founder and CEO, Anchal Project. “My sister Maggie and I dedicated a tremendous amount of time and creativity while designing each of our pieces and are thrilled to introduce our Sari Throw to consumers in 2017.”

     

    Inspired by the strong women of Anchal’s artisan program, the Sari Throw revolutionizes traditional kantha quilting with contemporary geometric designs through aggregated stitch patterns. Hand-stitched from six layers of 100 percent certified organic cotton, the detailed stitched patterns and paneling create dynamic intersections of color and texture.

    “This year was the strongest ever and the largest show I remember since starting to come in 2006,” said Maxwell Ryan, Founder of Apartment Therapy. “The category winners were all interesting and unique – but our absolute favorite was the quilted bedding collections from Anchal Project. Besides being a beautiful, fresh perspective on textiles, it was also for a good cause.”

     

    The Sari Throw will be available for purchase, along with the rest of Anchal’s Spring ‘17 collection, this March on www.anchalproject.org.  


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    About Anchal:

    Anchal [on-chal] is a non-profit social enterprise that uses design thinking to create innovative products and sustainable employment that empower exploited women worldwide. Our eco-friendly products are made from hand-selected vintage materials, organic fibers and low-impact dyes that give people an opportunity to purchase both ethical and sustainable goods.

    Anchal is committed to producing the highest quality home goods & accessories while maintaining the integrity of our artisans and natural resources. Distinct design, craftsmanship and a personal signature connect you to the individual maker. Our products have been sold in Urban Outfitters nationwide and featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Better Homes & Gardens, Huffington Post and GOOD Magazine

  • Anchal's Sari Patchwork Bedding featured in "12 Colorful Sheets and Duvets for a Bedroom Refresh" on Brit + Co:  https://go.brit.co/2M8HyoU

 Products

  • Anchal 22" Gold Curve Toss Pillow
    The Curve Toss Pillow is hand-stitched using soft but durable organic cotton canvas. The dramatic curved design lends a touch of modern to your home decor....

  • PRODUCT DETAILS:
    • Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India 
    • Dimensions: 22" x 22"
    • Color: Gold
    • Material: 1 layer of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas
    • Gold Zipper Closure
    • Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
  • Anchal Gold Lumbar Pillow
    A modern patchwork design and detailed hand embroidery make this golden yellow lumbar pillow an eye-catching addition to your home décor....

  • PRODUCT DETAILS:

    • Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India 
    • Dimensions: 16" x 26"
    • Color: Gold, Bone
    • Material: 1 layer of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas
    • Gold Zipper Closure
    • Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
  • Anchal Gold Triangle Organic Cotton Throw
    Introduce a feel of modern luxury to your home with the triangle quilted throw in golden yellow. Showcasing the talent of our artisans, the geometric hand stitching lends texture and personality to this statement quilt....

  • PRODUCT DETAILS:
    • Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India 
    • Dimensions: 54" x 74"
    • Color: Bone & Gold Front, Bone Back 
    • Material: 6 layers of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
    • Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
  • Anchal Slate Organic Cotton Grid Throw
    Add a sophisticated statement to your home with the grid stitch quilt. This soft cotton throw is lightweight and breathable for any season with a buttery soft hand feel....

  • PRODUCT DETAILS:

    • Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India 
    • Dimensions: 54" x 74"
    • Color: Bone Front, Slate Back 
    • Material: 6 layers of 100% organic cotton
    • Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
  • Anchal 22" Slate Cross-Stitch Embroidered Toss
    An embroidered cross-stitch pattern adds playful texture to this slate gray toss pillow. Hand-stitched from 100% certified organic cotton canvas, this pillow is sure to add dimension to any home decor theme....

  • PRODUCT DETAILS:

    • Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India 
    • Dimensions: 22" x 22" 
    • Color: Slate
    • Material: 1 layer of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas
    • Gold Zipper Closure
    • Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker  
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