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Sampan specialises in Ethical, Eco-friendly and Exclusive gifts and homewares from the South East Asia and India.

All our products are handmade from natural, recycled or renewable resources. For us sustainability is not just about what we take from the earth or return to it, it is a philosophy on how we conduct our business, right down to re-using packaging when shipping customer orders.

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Our Ethical Partners

About Us


Rahul and Kinnari founded Ethical Existence in an effort to give sustainable support primarily to social enterprises, Not For Profit (NFP) and Fair trade organisations. Read more



The Laos Disabled Women’s Development Centre is a not for profit organisation, run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities and their families. Read more

Craft Link


Craft Link is a Vietnamese not for profit fair trade organisation which supports traditional craft producers by providing a distribution channel, teaching business skills and ensuring a safe work environment. Read more

Smile House


Smile House opened in January 2010 and now provides employment and support to people with a disability who make handicrafts such as lanterns, embroidery, and bags. Read more

Sri Aurobindo


Started in 1940 with the guiding philosophy “In works, aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality.” on a very small scale, paper was made from waste material for creative and useful work. Read more

Kouna Sisters


The ‘Kouna Sisters’ have brought to life the unique and dying craft of Kouna. Irenbam Surbala and Renubala Devi are two industrious artisans from Manipur who have earned a name for their artistic production of decorative and household items made from Kouna. Read more

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Sampan Videos

Medium Lanterns Assembly

Lanterns information and Large Lantern Assembly

Small Lanterns Assembly