Despite her small stature, Archana is a big presence at Anchal's headquarters in India. Like many of Anchal's artisans, Archana comes from a difficult background, but was determined to create a better life for herself and her son. She was educated by Vatsalya, one of Anchal's partners, and worked tirelessly to reach her current position as the project director. It is most likely this work ethic that earned her the respect of all of the artisans although she is the same age or younger than many of them.
Archana also has a warming, motherly sweetness that allows her to connect to all of the artisans and successfully serve as a liaison between them and Vatsalya and Anchal. Archana not only represents the artisans, she runs the day-to-day operations, manages the products, the budget and the purchasing of materials. When Anchal collaborated with Urban Outfitters, it was Archana who picked up the pace to accommodate the high demand and increase in production. The care she puts into her work is evident and inspiring. It is safe to say Anchal wouldn't be where it is today with out Archana and we are so grateful for her!
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