Anchal Project Hand Stitched Naari Canvas Tote
Delicate hand stitching pops against an organic cotton canvas on this one-of-a-kind tote bag. The everyday tote features a top handle for comfortable carry and an interior slip pocket to stash car keys or a phone. This sturdy canvas oversized tote is the go-to bag for everyday errands and adventures. Toss in a small pouch to carry other essentials.
- Handmade by an Artisan in Ajmer, India
- Dimensions: 17.5" x 18" - 10" strap drop
- Color: Charcoal, Bone
- Material: 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton canvas; interior slip pocket
- Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
- Spot clean only
Every purchase of an Anchal product has an immediate impact and provides an artisan with a full-time job, health care benefits, design training, and educational workshops.
Anchal Project, pronounced [on-chal], is the creation of sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines. Maggie and Colleen were inspired to create Anchal after visiting Ajmer, India and learning about the extreme oppression some women in the region faced as commercial sex workers. They were moved by the economic opportunity presented by the region's rich textiles. Anchal’s contemporary geometric designs are defined by sophisticated patchwork and aggregated stitch patterns. Their approach revolutionizes the traditional Kantha quilting techniques from north India to create modern, heirloom quality pieces. All Anchal products are handmade in India and using eco-friendly dyes, natural fibers, and organic cotton.
Anchal Project also runs DyeScape, a natural dye education, and training program at their organization’s headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Anchal Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation.