Join us as we adventure through India and Turkey!
Have you always wanted to see the wonders of India or explore the sites of Turkey? Join us as we visit our favorite places in India and Turkey. All our tours are all inclusive, including airfare from either London or Seattle, with small, intimate groups led by Katrina or Francesca. Find out the details on our upcoming tours by clicking on the photos or visiting our Adventures page here!
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.
Adventures with Sankara
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...
Lalitha and her family make beautiful, bright baskets and woven goods in Chennai. They start by collecting palm fronds and drying them. Some sections are then dyed with natural floral extracts to produce the bright colors. They then weave the sections, cut into various widths, to make the various items. The baskets are not only pretty, but durable, 100% natural, and useful! You can find a few of her pieces in our online shop here!
Charity of the Month
Local Women’s Handicraft is a fair trade sewing collective based out of Kathmandu, Nepal. The business focuses on empowering and educating women with the intent to change the social and cultural norms in Nepal. The collective is comprised of women who are challenged by physical disability, come from abusive homes, are fleeing extreme poverty, or just looking to educate themselves to move forward in their lives. Many have escaped forced marriage and simply want to be independent human beings.