Happy Gandhi Jayanti! Gandhi gave us Independence, a dry day and
a fashion fad.
Well, a lot of us are not happy today for having a Friday off because what's the point, you can't drink.
No worries people, because what if we can't drink, we can definitely go for shopping in Gandhian style.
Gandhi had a penchant for Khadi. He handspun it himself and making others in his ashram spun it, too. Must say he was crazy about the fabric. So today for the love of our dearest Bapu and his Khadi love, let's talk about the Khadi fashion, but before we continue, let's go through a brief history of khadi.
Khadi, also known as Khaddar, is a hand-woven/spun cloth from India majorly made from cotton. It is spun on a spinning wheel called chakra. Well, it was not just a fashion statement back then but it was a movement called Khadi movement started by Mr. Gandhi to not dependent on British for cotton.
Gandhi started the movement to make people self-reliant on
cotton and clothes. So before it became largely accepted in fashion
circles, it had a vital significance.
In today's world, it is more of a fashion statement. Many fashion designers are known for using khadi as their primary fabric. So here's to khadi and Bapu bringing in the new era of fashion:
A Khadi inspired fashion show.
A khadi tunic popular among cotton lovers.
There are many khadi pants available in the market. The best part is they are available in various colors.
A khadi inspired ensemble.
A khadi women's shirt
Khadi is not just a fabric, it's an emotion. Due to extensive work involved in making a khadi dress, it's an expensive fabric but rather a comfortable one. So this Gandhi Jayanti, are you up for buying khadi?