26" Black Cross-Stitch Embroidered Euro Sham by Anchal
Anchal's Narrative Collection features the Cross Stitch Euro Sham, a vibrant addition to any room. Hand-stitched from 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton canvas, this pillow features a contrasting cross stitch pattern for accent.
- Made by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer
- Size: 26"x 26"
- Color: Black
- Stitch color: White
- Material: 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton, cotton canvas reverse
- Machine wash separately in cold water, as colors may bleed. Tumble dry low.
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.