Khādī or khaddar is something that started off as a political movement in the Asian subcontinent and has metamorphosed into a fashion statement and wardrobe staple for the modern Indian. By definition, Khādī is a handspun fabric made using a spinning wheel (charka) and uses wool, silk and cotton as raw materials.
Khadhi has essentially come of age and become a global phenomenon in the last 5 years or so, with designers like Gaurang Shah displaying khadhi incorporated designs at Berlin Fashion Week, Sabyasachi displaying Khadhi bridal lehengas at Delhi Couture Week. Khadhi’s climb up the fashion ladder began in 2001, when the minister of small scale businesses roped in Rohit Bal and Malini Ramani to design the clothes made by government run khadhi stores.
Now you wonder, Why Khadhi?