Anika Caldwell is the founder, pattern designer and sole fabricator at Ankor. This woman owned small business is dedicated to offering superior quality sewing services, with a one-on-one design approach. Anika brings heart and soul into every project with attention to detail from the beginning and focuses on longevity in material selection and craftsmanship. Aside from fabricating custom marine canvas and cushions, Ankor has been creating van interior cushions and storage bags, outdoor patio space makeovers and works closely with architects and interior designers upholstery needs. 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. 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. After many years working in the marine trades industry and manufacturing for local companies, she decided to pursue her dream of starting her own company doing more custom sewing. As projects started to flow into her home 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, as well as designing with so many wonderful and unique people!