SUTRA bring the beauty of handmade South Asia to the Midwest in a curated fairtrade collection artfully staged in a renovated century barn and through online sales.
SUTRA brings the beauty of handmade South Asia to the Midwest in a curated fairly traded collection, artfully staged in a renovated century barn and through online sales.
Our retail shop is open May through the end of October. HOURS: Wednesday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm
Sutra means thread and we have a passion for textiles!
We travel to India and Indonesia to directly source beautiful hand-crafted home textiles, as well as clothing and accessories for both women and men. Your purchases help keep alive the art forms of khadi, bandhani, blockprint, kantha, sujni, mirror embroidery and ikat ! By our process of hand-selection, you are assured of the best quality and that artisans are paid fairly!
Visit Our Dakota, MN Shop
We encourage you to visit our shop for the best selection of handmade and fair trade items!
During the winter months, we travel and source goods.
Our retail shop closes during the winter, but you can shop online year round. From January to March, we lead travel tours and source beautiful wares for you and your home!
You will find 2 floors of ethnic home décor, women’s clothing, scarves and jewelry, folk art, exquisite textiles, wood carving, stone garden statues, basketry, furniture and sacred objects. You will hear stories of the real lives of artisans and how your purchases make a difference!
We accept all credit cards and package your gifts in bags made of recycled newspapers, created by the women of Jan Sandesh in India. We support progressive businesses and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) that empower rural and disadvantaged groups. Ask about the story behind your purchase; since everything is hand-selected, you'll enjoy this special connection with your purchase!