About Us

Hands of the World has an impressive 35-year history in Pike Place Market, matched only by the countries represented in the store—Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Mali, Kenya, Thailand, India—to name a few.

By sourcing from various communities, Hands of the World helps provide a fair wage and educational resources through a system that is now known as Fair Trade, putting the needs of the producer first. Since 1982, owner Cynthia Hope has enabled the Market and the Seattle community as a whole to support craftspeople all around the world.

Hands of the World is known for its colorful star lanterns, glass mosaic lamps from Turkey, pashmina from India, and a fabulous jewelry collection.

Find Hands of the World in the Market’s lower levels. Take the ramp near City Fish to the fourth level of the DownUnder.