Khadi is symbol of simplicity and purity. Khadi itself have more meaning to an Indian than just cloth.
During the freedom struggle, Indians spun cotton on hand wheels to weave “khadi” as a reply to the “imported” British fabrics. Khadi then became a symbol of revolt and now a mnemonic of the freedom struggle.
Khadi fabrics are generally those fabrics which are specially hand spun and hand-woven with cotton, silk, or wool as the raw materials. Khadi is hand spun to yarns with the Hand Spinning equipment to the spindles. The yarns from the spindles are either bound to the bobbins or the pins as per the need.
The yarns from the bobbins are taken for the warping process and placed on the looms. By the knotting process the loaded warp beams are loaded on to the looms. Generally the Pit looms or the Frame looms are preferred for the weaving of Khadi materials with the hand driven, foot pedals and the fly shuttle for weaving. In case of the colored yarn, the yarn from the spindle are bound to hank form and then taken for dyeing. After drying completely it is taken for winding and weaving respectively as per the pattern of designs. Even today some of the craftsmen use only the naturally made dye stuff for enhancing the outlook of the products. Sometimes the dyestuff are selected as per the trends and envisioning the end product. Thus, we discovered flourishing Khadi brands from India that you do not know and that give a 360 degree turn to the current fashion concept.
Godwit Khadi was founded by Mr. Navneet Kumar Sharma out of his passion for Khadi and his daughter Namita Sharma whose love for design complemented her father’s passion and they came up with this concept of Khadi meeting contemporary silhouettes. Designer Namita spends time exploring the nature at its best which influenced her decision of taking up eco-friendly methods. Godwit Khadi is manufactured keeping environment in mind while providing employment to the talented artisans and craftsmen.
Godwit Khadi is making a mark in “slow-fashion” and “sustainability” by connecting Indians with their roots.
El Zero is a sustainable & ethical luxury brand, creating 100% handmade products for the modern global consumer. Their products include exquisitely crafted apparel for women & men, as well as homeware.
El Zero strives to create products that leave zero impact on the environment because in a world burdened by excess, zero is priceless.
Each item is manufactured using only hand-spun, hand-woven, pure, natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk & wool, traditionally called “Khadi”. Their collections feature a wide variety of reversible dresses, jackets and bedcovers, which not only look great but also offer unparalleled comfort.