What is Khadi?
- Khadi is naturally hand woven fabric.
- Widely used in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- Commonly khadi is woven with cotton and also use silk and wool which are spun on charkha.
- It has a versatile property cool in summers and warm in winters.
- Khadi is being promoted in India by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
- Types of Khadi fabrics are -
- Khadi Cotton Fabric
- Woolen Khadi Fabric
- Pandora Khadi
- Khadi Silk Fabric
What makes it stand out?
- Khadi is handwoven and hand spun fabric.
- The more the khadi is washed fells more fresh.
- The versatile khadi fabric has the unique property of keeping the wearer warm in winter and cool in summer.
- It has a coarse texture and gets easily crumpled, and therefore, is starched to keep it firm and stiff.
- On washing, it is more enhanced; the more you wash it, the better is the look.
Application and usage
- Use for making summer clothing and variety of Indian ethnic garments.
- Used in accessories for Women like handbags and sling bags.
How to judge the authenticity?
- Take end of Khadi fabric twist it in the direction of yarn if thread tighten than it is original Khadi.
- Take the fabric against the light observe slightly difference in density and considerable transparency.
- Touch-test will be a good test to understand Khadi fabric.
- Authentic khadi have the KVIC(The Khadi and Village Industries Commission) logo.
- Wash the Khadi fabric in cold water use mild detergent.
- Starch the fabric to avoid crumple from the Khadi fabric.
- Dry the fabric in shade to prevent the fabric from fading from direct sunlight.