Khadi – A new revolution to Fashion Fabric!!

Khadi-a symbol of Swadeshi movement of freedom struggle is a time immemorial handspun fabric.

A few decades ago, this got faded and was almost begging for its existence.

Again the wheel revolved and soon after the Modi government patron, this again came into existence. Not only it has gained the momentum, it has become a brand in itself.

Now it has become a brand for urban chics, both the contemporary and Indian style nuance. Khadi is a handspun fabric mostly woven out of cotton (sometimes wool or silk). According to Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Khadi has increased its fabric production by 38.30 million square meters. In fact the Khadi and Village Industries Commission has plan to open its global stores in Paris and Dubai. More than just comfort, Khadi attire gives you an elegant look.

Designer Resham Karamchandani states that “ As far as the fabric goes, Khadi has various beautiful weaves and it also extremely comfortable as a fabric. People eventually end up buying Khadi a lot more as it is trans-seasonal and offers value for money.”

Khadi has become a styling perspective and gives you a premium feel.

It influences the young breed of designers for ‘Made in India’ novelty. Now a day’s millennial are more receptive to the fabrics. The fact that it comes with the ‘Made In India’ tag helps to allure the desi spike.

The fabric of Khadi has gained a global recognition with the courtesy of fashion industry. The Khadi clothes have grabbed the eyeballs of international fashion designers, sprawling elaborate designs exclusively for Khadi fabrics.

There is a huge demand of Khadi and its products both in domestic and international markets. If appropriate actions are taken to restrict the supply chain constraints, Khadi sector will flourish remarkably as mushrooms!


Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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