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 Spring 2023. 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!
While we reopen in the US and the UK, the situation on the ground in India and Nepal is growing increasingly dire. Between the rapidly spreading virus, the lockdowns, the overflowing hospitals, and the lack of financial security; a growing community of people across...
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
AAIDD (Adopt an Indian Desi Dog) is a small not for profit shelter which rescues puppies from the streets of New Delhi. The dogs are known locally as Desi Dogs. AAIDD works with two veterinarians in New Delhi who do up to 50 spay/neuters a month for street dogs as well as provide food and free vet care to Desis adopted by the poor. They also work to find homes for as many puppies as they can. Even if you canâ€™t provide a home for a dog in need, your help can change the life of a puppy.
Varun handepainted the beautiful Tree of Life pictures featured in our shop. He is trained in a variety of painting techniques, but the detail work and picking the colors is his favorite part.
Click here to book your appointment with our favorite henna artist, Sarah! She’s back in the shop for private appointments starting March 1st in our Bothell, WA shop. Her calendar is filling up fast, so don’t wait too long to get in her calendar!
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