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Anchal addresses the exploitation of women by using design thinking

 

Anchal Project is a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation of women around the world by using design thinking to create employment opportunities, products, and markets that support empowerment. Hence, making the exploited women an integral part of the textile industry. By offering alternatives to dangerous and exploitative work, they help women rediscover their dignity, independence, and creativity in a financially rewarding way. 

Company/Organization

Anchal

Geography

| India | United States

Year

2010

Highlights

  • The company has till now trained 460 women out of which 150 are currently employed. It claims to have changed 1,822 lives.

 

 

Profile/background

Stakeholders

  • Financial investors
  • NGOs
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

About the work

Anchal empowers women by training them in designing and by employing them in the organization. Their product range includes quilts, bedding, pillows, table linens, home decor, and apparel. This non-profit enterprise relies not only on donations but also on its global sales which makes it financially sustainable in a long term.

Product Category

  • Fabric
  • Women's wear

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