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Deep dive into Common Texture’s artisan world – hand block printing in India

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Deep dive into Common Texture’s artisan world – hand block printing in India

At Common Texture the people and artisan communities we work with are at the core of our business. In this blog post we'd like to share about one of our favorite partners in India, Tharangini Studios, where ethical and eco-friendly practices in the art of hand block printing set them apart.

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Traditional Crafts from Brazil's Rainforest - The Kayapo Women

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Traditional Crafts from Brazil's Rainforest - The Kayapo Women

Common Texture is always on the lookout for traditional crafts and ethical home decor and accessories. In this blog article we share what we learned about the Kayapo women; their work, traditional crafts and life in Brazil's rainforest as part of the indigenous Kayapo tribe.

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Banana fiber bags - why we go bananas

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Banana fiber bags - why we go bananas

We love the natural look, color, strength and durability that comes with hand weaving a product with natural fiber. Another fact we love about the banana plant is that almost all parts of the plant are being used. Learn about the creation and people behind our handmade banana fiber bags.

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From Otzi the Iceman to wood earrings - lend me your ear!

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From Otzi the Iceman to wood earrings - lend me your ear!

The tradition of hanging jewellery from ones ear spans back over 5000 years. Read about the inspiration behind Common Texture's wood earring collection and our own personal earring history.

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Product With A Story - Common Texture Do Good Yoga Mat Bag

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Product With A Story - Common Texture Do Good Yoga Mat Bag

Cleaning up textile waste, one yoga mat bag at a time. The idea for our Do Good Yoga Mat Bag originated from the time we were all living in India. You can't live in India without trying out some form of yoga right? It led to us developing the coolest yoga mat bag we could dream up.

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