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Block printing - the beauty of artisanal craftsmanship

Hand block printing is an art in itself, dating back to the 12th century in India. To create a finished piece of hand printed fabric it requires a wood carver for the pattern, a colorist for the dye and a stamper to apply. Read more about our crafts or discover our hand block printed robes, pure linen pillowcases and linen placemat sets for the home.    A master wood carver at work - creating a printing block from a piece of teak wood Our colorist Yashoda preparing the dye for our bedding collection. She adjusts the color until perfection and...

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The making of our crossbody bag

Our banana fiber bags are woven by hand and put together one piece at a time. They become all the more special once you know who made them and how they are produced.   Bananafiber crossbody bag with leather strap and five different lining options. Our banana fiber product range is produced by a small cooperative of women in rural South India. The focus of the cooperative is improving the living conditions for women and rope makers in the village, as well as education for them and their children. The cooperative is entirely sustained by the sales of their products....

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Avocado harvest - how many can you carry

Avocado harvest at the Common Texture studio today. Great opportunity to test the durability of our awesome banana fiber tote bag. The best way to carry 3kg of fresh avocados..on your head of course!   Our banana fiber carryall full of avocados - fresh of the tree   Carrying a load on the head is common practice in India

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Mat time - our new collection of yoga mat bags is here

Ready for the weekend? Hopefully you'll get to spend some of it on your mat! Our new range of yoga mat bags is now available online.   Yoga mat bag 100% sturdy cotton

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Photoshoot - linen bedding in the picture

Photo shoot at Common Texture today, loving the pure linen bedding textures ❤️   Linen bedding collection mix and match

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