What is Khadi ? Khadi essentially means hand-spun and hand-woven cloth. Khadi also called khaddar, is a hand-woven natural fibre cloth usually, woven from cotton. However, it may also include silk or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a hand-driven spinning wheel called a charkha. Cotton based Khadi is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter. Sometimes it is starched in order to improve its looks & give it a stiffer feel.
“There is an art that kills and an art that gives life. The fine fabric that we import from the west or the Far East has literally killed millions of our brothers and sisters, and delivered thousands of our dear sisters to a life of shame. True art must be evidence of happiness, contentment and purity of its authors. And if you will have such art revived in our midst, the use of khadi is obligatory on the best of you at the present moment..”— Mahatma Gandhi