Khadi Cotton – The Freedom Fabric

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KHADI is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘hand-woven’ and ‘hand-spun’ and has been described as the fabric of Indian independence. Promoted by Mahatma Ghandi in 1918 nearly all of the fabric used in our products is Khadi. This Indian homespun Khadi cotton cloth is slowly woven from cotton and may also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha. The feeling and quality of these hand made items you will not find in mass production and Khadi continues to be the coolest most comfortable and timeless fabric.

GANDHI QUOTE: “If we have the ‘khadi spirit’ in us, we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life. The ‘khadi spirit’ means illimitable 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’. The ‘khadi spirit’ means also an equally illimitable faith… we must we have illimitable faith in truth and non-violence ultimately conquering every obstacle in our way. The ‘khadi spirit’ means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth. It means a complete renunciation of everything that is likely to harm our fellow creatures… And the more I move about the country and the more I see the things for myself, the richer, the stronger is my faith growing in the capacity of the spinning wheel. (Gandhi. 22- 9-1927)