Shop Update – Corona-virus
Both our Belper, UK location and our Bothell location are now open! All of our tours are postponed until at least 2021. While we are looking forward to seeing you in our shops and traveling again, we are happy to be doing our part to slow the impact of this pandemic. In the meantime, please click on the shop pics to see the current hours and regulations at each location.
We hope to see you soon!
Introducing: Sankara Imports UK
We are thrilled to share with you our newest location in Belper, Derbyshire! We carry the same fabulous handicrafts from India, Nepal, and Turkey as we do in Bothell. We can’t believe how lucky we are to join the Best High Street in England!
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.
Introducing men's tops!
Charity of the Month
Tara is an NGO offering a residential service with an emphasis on education for street children and abandoned children. In their homes, Tara ensures quality education, security, complete health care, and an opportunity for a bright future. The homes are not institutions, and are meant to host no more than 20 children, to ensure a violence-free, family-like environment.
Meet Kalu! He’s been a master Pattachitra painter for years, and still practices his art by making his own canvas from old cotton saris, tamarind glue, and chalk. He also uses natural pigments in his paints. With the five base colors (blue, yellow, red, brown, and white) he can make one hundred and twenty different shades!
Kavi & Leela
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