The Anchal Project’s annual Trunk Show is Thursday, Nov. 15. | Courtesy

In October, Insider shared the good news that local nonprofit Anchal Project was creating pieces for the Guggenheim Museum’s tribute to Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. The opportunity was just another way to spread the nonprofit’s mission of creating eco-friendly textiles that facilitate impact.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, Louisvillians can get a jump on their holiday shopping at Anchal’s seventh annual Holiday Trunk Show, which will feature everything from quilts and scarves to clothes, bags and textile art. Also, it’ll be the first time the public can check out the full Guggenheim Collection in person.

Best of all, every purchase can change a life, as 100 percent of proceeds will go toward empowering exploited women in India and Kentucky.

Naturally dyed silk scarves | Courtesy

The Anchal Project was started in 2010 by sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines of Louisville. The nonprofit works directly with female commercial sex workers in India who are looking for a way out of the trade, providing them an alternative career in textile design.

Since its inception, Anchal has helped train more than 200 women in India and currently employs 130.

The Holiday Trunk Show is free to attend and runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."