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The Future of Luggage: Is Your Suitcase High-Tech?, 5.1.16
If you're still wheeling around the same luggage you bought 5 years ago, get ready to have your mind blown. Luggage innovation has come a long way, baby. Today suitcases and carry-ons can weigh themselves, feature GPS tracking capability, and even have charging stations built into them. Plus, dig a little deeper and you'll find luggage whose sales strengthen good, sustainable causes. Read more...
Meet The Clothing Brand Empowering Women to Escape India’s Sex Trade, 9.1.15
There were numerous women willing to speak on the record regarding their experiences with Anchal, but all had the same message: making these garments has added something meaningful to their lives. And from a purely design standpoint, they can also be very proud of the work they’ve done. The gorgeously dyed quilts, pillows, and scarves contain the kind of craftsmanship and soul often missing from today’s computer-generated textiles. Read more...
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Colleen Clines: How to Design Change with Empathy, 10.7.15
Colleen values how design can become the tool for sustainable solutions to gender inequality, social injustice and environmental degradation. She combines this passion as a social entrepreneur and impact designer through her work as Co-Founder & CEO of Anchal (Ahn-chal). Read more...
First Look: Urban Renewal X Anchal, 10.18.13
In the venn diagram of dressing, there’s the circle for looking good and the circle for feeling good. The spot they overlap? That’s right where we’d place Urban Renewal x Anchal. The new collab takes our fave grab-something-old-and-make-it-new brand (you may know it as the label you always buy when you’re shopping at Urban Outfitters) and a really cool non-profit--namely, Anchal. Read more...
Holiday Gift Guide, 2014
The Anchal Scarf was featured in the Harper's Bazaar Holiday Gift Guide Issue as part of a collection of gifts for the "world traveler".
Top 100 Global Leaders in Public Interest Design, 2013
Public Interest Design Top 100
Colleen Clines, Anchal's founder and CEO, was named as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Public Interest Design. "Colleen Clines is co-founder and executive director of the Anchal Project, which merges design, business and education to empower marginalized and exploited women in India through the production of textiles - 'Designing Change, Stitch by Stitch'." Read more...
Anchal Project x Urban Renewal, 10.24.13
Anchal Project is a design collective with a sustainable soul. Set up by Rhode Island School of Design graduates Collen Clines and Devon Miller, the project employs 60 artisans from around the world — all marginalised women whose creativity informs the pieces Anchal are now stocking (in-store and online) through Urban Outfitters. Read more..
Urban Outfitters Collaborates with Nonprofit Anchal for Urban Renewal Line, 10.22.13
With the Anchal x Urban Renewel collection, you can purchase trendy jackets, tops, skirts, dresses and shorts integrating the quilted designs signature to the Anchal style. There is also a selection of the line’s quilts and pillow covers available. A portion of the profits made from each unique piece will be donated to support Anchal’s efforts. Read more...
Marsha Wallace's Nationwide Dining Club Helps Women Around the World, 9.5.13
Ten years and countless casseroles later, Wallace's Dining for Women (DFW) has grown to 425 chapters and 9,200 members around the U.S., raising more than $2.78 million to aid women and girls living in poverty in 30 countries. Members of the dining club learn about each of the organizations they fund, giving grants of up to $50,000 to 21 organizations around the world per year – funding efforts like obstetrical care, safe havens and job training for sex-trafficking victims, literacy programs and job training. Read more...
This Flower Garden Blooming on a Once-vacant Lot Could Usher in a New Era of Local Textile Manufacturing, 8.11.15
Staying true to the competition, the project collaborators at dyeScape—Louis Johnson and sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines—have demonstrated the possibilities that this vacant lot had to offer. What was once a grassy square bounded between Interstate 64, Portland Avenue, and 17th Street is now a vibrant flower garden on an otherwise unassuming block. Read more...