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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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The ancient art of hand block printing and why we need to preserve this craft

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The ancient art of hand block printing and why we need to preserve this craft

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...

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Up Close And Personal With Pure Linen

    My favorite Common Texture product is our linen duvet cover, I have had so much fun mixing and matching all the color rich shades together. If you have trouble deciding on a color I recommend trying the reversible duvet cover, this gives you more options and half way through the season you can add a different set of hand block printed linen pillowcases to give it a lift.One of the things I love about our linen is the three dimensional feel of linen on the skin, like it is floating slightly above your body. Flax fibers are different...

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Made with integrity - a fair collaboration with banana fiber weavers in India

Meet Haseena! She’s working on one of our new banana fiber woven tote bag designs. Haseena is part of the women cooperative in South India that help us create our beautiful woven bag collection made from sustainable natural banana fiber. We work directly with the cooperative ensuring that each bag we sell helps improve their livelihood and supports education for them and their children. Find out more about the way we work.  

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