‘Khadi’ (pronounced Khādī) is hand spun, hand woven fabric from India and could be cotton, silk or mixed fabric. It is an eco-friendly fabric with a great socially positive impact. It is extremely versatile. For instance, a rougher yarn can be used to make a shoulder bag, while a silken blend makes for classy evening-wear.
Khadi is also one of the world’s most breathable materials. The fabric feels cold in warm weather and warm in cold weather. As it is handspun, it is not as smooth as a mill woven cloth, which gives it a very unique texture. ‘Khadi’, was made popular by Mahatma Gandhi due to its focus on self-sustenance of village economy. The fabric is available in different weaves and colors. The fabric can be dyed with regular or vegetable dyes.