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Why you should add some movement into your day: start with these 5 yoga postures

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Why you should add some movement into your day: start with these 5 yoga postures

Do you spend most of your day working in front of a computer? Chances are you do not own one of those fancy standing desks and, just like us, you are spending a big part of your day sitting on a chair. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic more and more people are now working from home (without the benefits of walking or cycling to work), and it becomes even more important to stretch out and move your body throughout the day. We’ve asked our friends at Pyur Yoga for some input. Pyur Yoga is a creation of Christa...

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Another side of Brazil – The artisanal craft of embroidery

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Another side of Brazil – The artisanal craft of embroidery

Due to the current travel restrictions it hasn’t been easy for us at Common Texture to meet artisans around the world. Fortunately, before the Covid-19 pandemic started, we were lucky to stumble upon an exhibition on the Amazon's Kayapo Women and meet some local artisans in the capital of Brazil, Brasília. Leila Muniz was one of these artisans and we found her work and story both positive and inspiring, fitting so well with what Common Texture is all about: promoting and preserving traditional crafts with a beautiful personal connection. Our co-founder Svintha asked Leila to share her story with us....

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Product With A Story - Common Texture's Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat Bag

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Product With A Story - Common Texture's Eco-Friendly 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 most stylish and eco-friendly yoga mat bag we could dream up.

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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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