Anchal's holistic program is designed to address the diverse needs of each woman and equip them with the tools needed to sustain employment as an Anchal artisan and beyond. By offering alternatives to dangerous and exploitive work, Anchal helps women rediscover their dignity, independence, and creativity in a financially rewarding way. The program offers women design and skills training, full-time employment, educational workshops, health services, a supportive community and access to an international marketplace.
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Anchal's Narrative Collection explores the connection between vernacular imagery, heritage artwork and a maker's journey to empowerment. The contemporary geometric design partnered with an aggregated stitch pattern revolutionizes traditional Kantha quilting techniques. Kantha, a traditional India embroidery technique, is the process of joining multiple layers of vintage saris with a simple running stitch. Each design is captured in a photograph and translated into a quilt's compositional pattern, allowing variant stitch patterns to reveal the artisan's process & determination. This art takes patience, dedication and practice. A standard throw quilt takes an average of 2 weeks to stitch.
Our Fair Trade Certified small throw features the same subtle grid pattern and beautiful sandy tan color palette of it's larger version.
Handmade from six layers of delightfully soft organic cotton, this reversible blanket is cozy for all occasions.
The smaller size is perfect for travel on a chilly plane, or long road trips in the car, and the buttery soft fabric makes it our go-to gift for a new baby.
Colors Include: Bone & Sand, Mint, Slate, or Gold. Dimensions: 32" x 48"
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