18" Color Block Didi Toss Pillow by Anchal
Anchal's Narrative Collection features the Didi Pillow, a vibrant addition to any room. Hand-stitched from 1 layer of 100% certified organic cotton canvas, this pillow features geometric panels in coordinating colors for accent.
- Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India
- Dimensions: 18" x 18"
- Color: Bone, Silver & Slate
- Material: 1 layer of 100% organic cotton canvas
- Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
- Dry clean recommended
With backgrounds in design, sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines started their project after Colleen’s class trip to India where she learned about the extreme oppression women faced and the region's rich textiles. Shortly after, along with three classmates, the the co-founders raised $400 by selling handmade notebooks and notecards which facilitated the purchase of a sewing machine, sewing instruction, materials, and a stipend for the artisans.
In 2010, Anchal officially received non-profit status in the United States and expanded the project by partnering with a second NGO, Vatsalya, in India. Together with their partners and artisans, Anchal creates innovative programs and eco-friendly textiles that facilitate impact. The Clines sisters’ designs explore the synthesis of vernacular imagery, heritage artwork which revolutionizes traditional kantha quilting techniques, as well as the maker’s journey to empowerment.
Every purchase of an Anchal product provides an artisan with a full-time job, health care benefits, design training, and educational workshops.