My mother modeled for me the type of entrepreneur I would later become: Each year she waited for nomads to visit our Tibetan refugee camp in South India. She purchased their raw materials from which she laboriously handcrafted items for our family. Not only was she supporting their business and way of life, she was also staying connected to her home and heritage, developing friendships and building community.
I look to cultivate similar connections through my retail practice. Karma is a socially minded artisan boutique selling goods from around the globe that focus on fair trade and cultural enterprise. Karma serves as a community center–people can come together and experience our tangible interconnectedness through objects, art, music and conversation. This is the true value of brick and mortar retail.
Blending traditional techniques and modern sensibility, we carry home décor, jewelry, fashion and accessories, gift items, textiles, furniture, ceramics and art. You’re sure to find something that will put a smile on your face.
Visit Karma today to see our current selection of fine imported crafts.
Meet the People of Karma
Karma is the creation of Phuni Kim Meston and her late husband, Daja Wangchuk Meston. With fifteen years of retail and high-end fashion experience under her belt, Phuni wasn’t looking to start her own business when a Newton storefront became available in early 2006. After quick consideration they decided to take the leap. Today Phuni continues to run the store honoring the couple’s original vision.