Khadi is not seen as just a type of textile, it was a movement by Gandhi who revived a lost tradition that once placed India as one of the largest producers and exporters of not only cotton but also finished cotton garments. In the 1700s the British Rule along with the Industrial Revolution banned all cotton fabrics and production in India. As a result, millions of spinners and weavers were rendered unemployed, deprived of the only means to earn their livelihood and left to die of starvation.
During the pre-independence era in the 1920s the movement of Khadi manufacturing gained momentum under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi the great visionary presented Khadi as a symbol of nationalism, equality, unity, non-violence and self-reliance. Gandhi’s message was clear; “The message of the spinning-wheel is much wider than its circumference. Its message is one of simplicity, service of mankind, living so as not to hurt others, creating an indissoluble bond between the rich and the poor, capital and labour, the prince and the peasant.”
As a fabric, Khadi is soft yet dense with a unique and versatile weave that keeps one warm in winter as well as cool in summer. Our organic cotton Khadi goes through a process of hand picked cotton that is cleaned, carded to remove any impurities of fibres, spun, woven and dyed all with natural and vegetable based dyes. The result is an exquisite fabric full of texture and powerful history.