When we founded Anchal, 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.
As we take steps to keep our team, artisans, customers and global community safe and healthy, we will use this space to share the most current updates to our operations.
1. Your online orders will continue to ship Monday through Friday with the utmost care, safety, and precaution.
2. Our United States team is now back in the studio working socially distanced and wearing masks.
3. Our hearts our with our team in India. On March 24th, India implemented a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. First and foremost, all of our artisans are safe and healthy. We have been in constant communication with our partners and Project Director on how we can best support these incredible women during this uncertain time. During the lockdown, all of our salaried staff and 180 artisans will be paid their full salaries and rates. We are also committed to continuing our support to everyone if this lockdown surpasses 21 days.
4. UPDATE: Our team in India has started back to work on staggered shifts and with individual artisans coming to the workshop to pick up pieces to distribute to artisans nearby. They are taking extreme care with higher hygiene standards, disinfectant, social distancing, and PPE. The artisans have shared their excitement and joy of returning to work and reconnecting with the artisan community.
Now more than ever it is apparent how much we are all interconnected and how vital it is to work together to design change in the world. THANK YOU again for your continued purchases and donations to support our mission to design change. Every purchase and donation you make right now enables us to continue our work to empower marginalized women and their families!
To show our appreciation for YOU, we are offering FREE Shipping on all domestic orders over $75. No code necessary.
Thank you for your continued purchasing and generosity!
Colleen & Maggie + Anchal team