Shop Update – Corona-virus

Both locations are currently open! Please follow local Covid guidelines when visiting us in person. Also, both online shops up and running! All of our tours are postponed until at least Fall 2021. While we are are always pleased to see you in our shops, we are happy to be doing our part to slow the impact of this pandemic by offering online shopping at both locations, click & collect at both locations, and local delivery in Belper. 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.

Charity of the Month

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is a non-profit organization created in 2002 for the rehabilitation of slum and street children. It provides day care, education and food for around 157 underprivileged children. School attendance is mandatory with tuition covered by the Sunshine Project. The success of the Sunshine Project and its children stems not only from the right balance of a nurturing and encouraging educational environment, but also the people behind the project including the support of the volunteers, sponsors and generous donations. Project Sunshine provides the children preparation and registration in schools, before and after school care facilities with tutoring help, three meals a day, school uniforms and supplies, personal hygiene training, and emergency medical care.

Featured Artist


Sarah is one of the premier henna artists in the Seattle area, and we are so pleased to have her work out of our shop! We also sell her henna kits and supplies, and hope to feature her drop in sessions again in the shop soon!

Sankara’s Designs are for Every Body…

…and for every home!

Kavi & Leela

Leela and Kavi cuddle on the couch

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