Welcome to Sankara Imports
Sankara Imports is an ethically traded shop full of treasures from India, Nepal, and Turkey. Every piece in the shop was selected by Katey and Francesca who work directly with the artisans. Through their work with the artisans, Sankara is able to bring you beautiful, unique pieces at affordable prices that you can feel good in and about! Sankara also works with a variety of charities in India and Nepal with at least 5% of each purchase being donated to bring about positive change.
Sankara Imports believes that social impact and understanding can be made through the exchange of ideas and art. You can learn more about us here. Or you can find out more about our artists here. You can also find out more about our charitable partners here.
Our drop in events are the perfect time to stop in for a simple design. Prices range from $5-40 (more elaborate designs require a private appointment). Drop in anytime between 1 PM and 3 PM (unless otherwise noted), no appointment needed! Bring a few friends or family...read more
Salma is an Afghani refugee living in New Delhi. She creates beautiful crochet and stitching to earn an income while learning English and yoga and waiting for a final resettlement. She had to flee in the middle of the night from Kabul due to her work for women’s rights in Afghanistan. You can find rose bookmarks, embellished tops, and Christmas ornaments in our shop.
Charity of the Month
Established in 1986, VSAI works with the disabled and underprivileged population in India to create a society in which all people with disabilities can come together to learn, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Using the arts as a tool for social, educational, emotional, and vocational rehabilitation, VSAI attempts to nurture talented artists, provide them with a platform to display their accomplishments, build self-esteem, and facilitate their transition into ‘mainstream’ society.