How Our Custom Malas are Made

How Our Custom Malas are Made

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What goes into making one of our custom hand-knotted malas. The Knotting Thread I choose to use silk thread because it is not only stronger, but also more flexible than cotton.  That means it will stretch, but if put under stress, the string will stretch first, rather t read more

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Our Ethic of Giving Back

Our Ethic of Giving Back

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10% of all proceeds from Atma Imports benefit an organization that is dear to our hearts. Based out of Austin, Texas, The Amala Foundation provides opportunities for personal growth through humanitarian service projects for youth, including local, immigrant, refugee, and international children. Amala’s largest annual event is the Global Youth Peace Summit (GYPS), which unites youth from Austin and around the world.  In 2012, GYPS brought together 75 youth from over 25 countries for eight days of heart-centered dialogue, compassionate service, and cultural exchange. During the Summer and Fall of 2012, Atma Imports teamed up with Amala to hit some of the best yoga festivals in the country.  On a whirlwind tour, we traveled to the Hanuman Festival in Boulder, Colorado, 3HO Summer Solstice Festival in Espanola, New Mexico, Moksha Festival in Santa Moncia, California, and Bhatki Fest in Joshua Tree, California, where we vended our imports and discussed the work of The Amala Foundation. The community of support is growing! If you would like to donate to the Amala Foundation directly, click...

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