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.
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.
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.
During our stay in India we were surrounded by the most amazing textile arts, from weaving to silk painting and everything in between. The technique we really fell in love with was the traditional art of block printing. Traditional block print technique There was a lot of opportunity to participate in courses and workshops all over India, after we had a few under our belt, we were bitten by the bug. We toured block printing studios all over the country during the early stages of Common Texture. Block Print is a technique steeped in history that dates back to...