Natural Dyed Khadi
Natural Dyed Khadi, the most sustainable fabric :-
For making Khadi fabric no machines are involved as the yarn is hand spun not mill spun, natural dyeing is done by hand and hand woven not machine woven. It gives super employment to our great artisans who are decreasing day by day due to introduction of machine made fabrics.
This fabric has a rugged texture and feels comfortable when worn during winter season while also keeping one fresh in summers.
In 1918 Mahatma Gandhi started his movement for Khadi as relief programme for the poor masses living in India’s villages. Spinning and weaving was elevated to an ideology for self-reliance and self government. The first Khadi fabric was crafted when the Boycott movement commenced in India. As the ‘Swadeshi Movement’ began, foreign goods were shunned. Gandhi Ji was of the belief that more than sales, this handwoven Khadi fabric would bring about better changes to the daily lives of people.
“If we have the ‘khadi spirit’ in us, we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life. The ‘khadi spirit’ means infinite patience. For those who know anything about the production of khadi know how patiently the spinners and the weavers have to toil at their trade, and even so must we have patience while we are spinning the thread of Swaraj.”
Buying even 1 mt of Khadi fabric will be a small step towards preserving the Indian culture and helping the weavers in keeping alive their traditional skill and craft and ensuring their livelihoods.