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Khadi, the fabric that literally started a revolution!!!
Is there any other fabric in the history of the world that has helped start a revolution, won freedom for a nation or driven a movement to uplift an entire section of society?
Khadi, also known as khaddar, is a hand-spun, rough-textured, cotton-based fabric, spun on a charkha. The beauty of this fabric is its versatility. It is cool to the skin in summer, warm in the winters; It is used as much in traditional Indian clothing like sarees and kurtas, as it is in contemporary attire like jackets and dresses; And because of it's toughness, It can be embroidered, dyed, mixed with silk or wool or even printed upon.
Long ago, khadi was considered the fabric of a farmer or a rural weaver, but today, it more than holds its own in the fashion scene with top designers like Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi using khadi as the primary fabric in their creations.
Get yourself a khadi dupatta or stole from the collection at The Handicraft Studio!