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We are thrilled to finally announce Anchal’s limited-edition collaboration with Brooklinen!
The Brooklinen x Anchal Collection is a small batch of handcrafted, custom-made quilted pillows and throws designed and created by Anchal’s artisans exclusively for the Brooklyn based luxury linens company. The pieces blend our signature contemporary quilting techniques and the Brooklinen minimalist aesthetic, resulting in a museum-worthy yet functional decor that calms and comforts.
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Anchal was founded on the belief that design can change lives through an empathetic and human-centered approach. However, being a non-profit that offers programming and opportunity to women around the world is not enough.
As a team that has benefited from white privilege, we have spent the past two weeks listening, reading, participating, watching, and learning from BIPOC voices about how as individuals and as an organization we can do better, especially within our Louisville community.
We believe that actions speak louder than words and we plan to take action immediately. We acknowledge we do not have all the answers, but we are ready to share our deep commitment to anti-racism and an initial plan of action.
This is just the start. If you have suggestions or recommendations, please email email@example.com.
As we continue to collectively do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have created a brief tutorial demonstrating how you can create a face mask using an Anchal bandana. No sewing required! Our bandanas not only function as a fashionable accessory in your hair or around your neck but can now become a fashionable face covering.
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Discover the latest updates to our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During our founding, we were directly inspired by the meaning behind our organization's name. Simply, "anchal" means protective shelter in Hindi. And it is our vision that not only Anchal provides protection to our artisans, but is also extended to our greater community - bringing you warmth and comfort during these uncertain times.Continue reading
We were honored when our friend and photographer, Clay Cook, approached Anchal to collaborate on a unique personal project that would highlight Anchal's story through a photography series. Clay's work has been an inspiration to Anchal for years, so when he reached out we felt incredibly grateful to be a part of this special creative collaboration.
For 10 years, Anchal has run on a shoestring budget as a nonprofit. This meant that our Creative Director, Maggie Clines, quickly picked up some photography skills and has photographed virtually all of Anchal's imagery for the past 10 years. So when we arrived on set with a full crew of stylists, models, and photographers, needless to say, it was a pinch-me moment.
We also sat down with Clay Cook to learn more about what inspired him to work with Anchal...Continue reading