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Shakuntela Celebrates 10 Years with Anchal

Shakuntela Celebrates 10 Years with Anchal
Shakuntela was the first woman to join Anchal and is now proudly celebrating her 10th year with Anchal as a Project Assistant. We admire her greatly and are so proud of her empowered confidence and resilience. Shakuntela has become a true leader in the community and is a model for how the program can positively change a woman’s life. Learn more about her journey. Continue reading

Updates from Artisans in Ajmer

Updates from Artisans in Ajmer
First and foremost all of Anchal artisans are healthy and safe!  On March 24th, India implemented a nationwide lockdown for 21 days and then extended it for another 35 days in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown,  we were in constant communication with our NGO partners and Project Director, strategizing how we could best support our community of artisans during the lockdown.  Continue reading

2019 India Trip Recap

2019 India Trip Recap
Our journey to Ajmer, India this past September was unlike any we’ve experienced before. For the past nine years, our time with our artisans was spent on expanding design skills through interactive workshops, but this past trip we had a different objective. The focus was directed to conversations and actions related to scaling. Continue reading

The Project Assistant Team Grows in India!

The Project Assistant Team Grows in India!

Anchal’s core team at the workshop has recently grown from 7 to 11 project assistants. Not only do the project assistants feel a renewed sense of dignity and empowerment, but they also share their financial success with their families.

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Meet Your Didi: Kamla

Meet Your Didi: Kamla
During our most recent trip to India, we had the opportunity to visit with artisan Kamla and learn more about the true impact Anchal's program has had in her life. Continue reading

Meet Your Didi: Choti

Meet Your Didi: Choti
During our most recent trip to India, we had the opportunity to visit with artisan Choti and learn more about the true impact Anchal's program has had in her life. Continue reading

Design Workshop: Textiles as Narrative

Design Workshop: Textiles as Narrative

Design is at the core of everything we do. We believe design has the power to change lives, which is especially showcased through our Design Workshops. Learn how our 2-day workshops foster creativity and personal growth for Anchal artisans. 

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