About Us

Hands of the World has called Pike Place Market home for over 40 years, growing its sourcing over the years with a range of 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.


We are currently hiring!

Seeking friendly retail associate to provide positive guest experiences for our patrons, 3 – 5 days a week. Includes competitive pay and most weekends off! Ideal candidate will have availability through the end of summer.

To apply, please drop off your resume in-person any time during our regular business hours.