The Khadi:One of a Gentle clothings

Published: 07th June 2011
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Today we will talk about Khadi. The term khadi means cotton. . khādī is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. It is a versatile fabric, cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, being a cruder form of material, it wrinkles much faster than other preparations of cotton. In order to improve the look, khādī is often starched to have a stiffer shape. It is widely accepted in fashion circles.
The actual meaning of khadi is any cloth that is hand spun and hand woven.
Khadi commands a sentimental value for Indians. It is often associated with Mahatma Gandhi. His appeal to Indians to wear khadi garments.
Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The Khadi movement aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods, Thereby improving India's economy. Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of khādī for rural self-employment and self-reliance (instead of using cloth manufactured industrially in Britain) in 1920s India thus making khadi an integral part and icon of the Swadeshi movement. The freedom struggle revolved around the use of khādī fabrics and the dumping of foreign-made clothes. When some people complained about the costliness of khadi to Mahatma Gandhi, he started wearing only loincloth. Thus it symbolized the political ideas and independence itself, and to this day most politicians in India are seen only in khādī clothing. The flag of India is only allowed to be made from this material, although in practice many flag manufacturers, especially those outside of India, ignore this rule.
There are so many organizations which makes the khadi. Khadi Gram Udyog is one of the organizations who make the khadi cloths. Now we study about it in brief.
Khadi Gram Udyog has been set up in order to boost the khadi and other traditional handicrafts industry in the country. Khadi Gram Udyog has been set up in the various states of India due to the initiative taken by the several state governments.

The various objectives of Khadi Gram Udyog are to make the khadi cloth and also various other rural traditional handicraft items more popular in the domestic and international markets. For with the passage of time, the person of the country has stopped using all these items and this affected the rural people who depended on these items for their livelihood. Further the various objectives of Khadi Gram Udyog are to increase the production of khadi and other traditional handicraft items so that they are sold all over the country and are even exported abroad.

If we talk about the sellers of khadi than I must tell you that we at Rajrang also deal in khadi cloths. We have a good collection in khadi cloths. Khadi men kurtas are very popular in youth. These kurtas can also use as Yoga kurtas. These are very comfortable and stylish.

Khadi is very beneficial for everyone and it has so much advantage with it and these are:

Provides employment and hence food to poor people who spin and weave Khadi cloth.
It is made of cotton, so farmers get money
It is eco-friendly, green
It is porous and made of cotton, so healthful.
Austere, simple. Hence it is a statement about your lifestyle and values.
Connects you to freedom movement, to Gandhi and to all those who believe in his values.
Khadi gives food to hungry stomachs and your dress becomes a flag of the values you cherish.

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