Colleen Clines, co-founder of the Anchal Project
Colleen Clines –a Louisville native and Co-Founder and CEO of Anchal Project. Anchal Project merges design, business and education to empower marginalized and exploited women living in India. To date, Anchal Project has created new economic realities for over 100 commercial sex workers as the company provides training that leads these women to develop alternative careers in textile design. Anchal’s products include beautiful scarves, quilts, and pillows in various sizes and textiles. In addition, the Louisville-based company recently introduced The Urban Outfitters Anchal x Urban Renewal Collection – an extraordinary collection of one-of-a-kind women’s apparel. Each piece contains portions of hand-sewn quilts made from vintage saris by Anchal’s talented artisans.