Ankor is a one-woman sewing studio offering custom design and fabrication. The owner, Anika, brings heart and soul into every project with attention to detail from the beginning and focuses on longevity in fmaterial sepection and craftsmanship. Aside from fabricating custom marine canvas and cushions, Ankor has been outfitting van interior cushion and storage bag needs, provides products for outdoor patio spaces and works closely with architects and interior designers focusing on residential and commercial spaces. Ankor's mission is to provide sewing services spanning from repairs to fully fabricate industrial strength covers for outdoor uses that require water resistance and uv protection. The company can source many suitable fabrics for any environment. One-of-a-kind is Ankor's specialty! Discover what Ankor can do for you. Find inspiration in the world around you and bring that idea to life!
Owner/ Fabricator Anika Caldwell hails from Portland, OR, and founded Ankor in 2015 originally focusing on marine canvas. As projects started to flow into her small studio in NE Portland involving more interior and residential custom needs, her materials library grew and so did her collaborative spirit with architects and local businesses to achieve their specific sewing and upholstery needs. Her detail oriented approach and natural ability to problem solve makes her a true collaborator and craftsman at heart.
Her past roles in soft goods product design, manufacturing and production have all attributed to her expanding abilities. Having the privilege to work with a unique community of makers and artists over the years has strengthened the path for relationships with local businesses and collaborating opportunities all around the pacific northwest region! Boats have used her gear to travel the high sees to Alaska, Hawaii, California and Mexico. Her involvement in the Portland and Seattle sailing community has built long standing relationships in the boating industry and beyond. Producing gear and products people will enjoy and rely on daily is truly the most rewarding part of her job. Oh and meeting so many wonderful and unique people!