Khadi is hand spun and hand woven cloth. Raw materials like cotton, wool or silk, that are spun on a spinning wheel or ‘charaka’ are Khadi. Popular for their feel and weaving patterns, Khadi Cotton Sarees appeal for the elaborate prints of block, batik and gold which adorn them. Introduced by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 as part of the Swadeshi Movement, Khadi has many qualities worthy of a fantastic fabric.
Khadi Cotton offers Resistance to shrinking, acquires colour readily, and unites with other cloth kinds like cotton and silk to produce fine blends. A exceptional quality it possesses is that it keeps the body warm in winter and cool in summer. Khadi also includes a distinctive feature of acquiring glow after every wash.
Indian fashion designers have extolled the virtues of Khadi. They find it comparable to the qualities of Egyptian cotton and linen.
Khadi clothes well and follows contours of the body. After a couple of washes the cloth assumes a ideal fit. Additionally, it has breathing quality, a self-texture, and mixed with lace, wool, silk and polyester has produced remarkable results.
The charm and appeal Of the linen cotton saree lies in its ruffled and wavy appearance. Unlike cotton, the substance is usually starched and hence, does not crumple as readily.
Khadi is available From different areas of the country. The Silk variety is available in the Eastern and North Eastern States, Cotton Khadi from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Poly Khadi is from Gujarat and Rajasthan, while Woolen Khadi is in the Northern States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Established in 1956, The Khadi and Village Industries Commission, controls the production and promotion of Khadi across the nation. Today it is an estimated working strength throughout the nation of over 75 lakh people that are connected with it in various ways.
Khadi Cottons in their Contemporary format are stupendous marvels. Gicha or Ghicha is a version of Khadi Cotton and the Gicha Cotton Sarees have shown this quality in their broad variety.
The trendy Ghicha Supernet Sari embroidered with multicolored thread embroidery, kundans and sequin work or the Gicha Silk Saree adorned with zari patch work and zari border, are trendy offerings and very convenient wear for special parties and invitations.
New Gicha Matka Cotton Saree of gold published mango booties and double printed edge with an elegant pallu is favored wear for corporate office and faculty. Designer half and half Gicha Silk Sari of embroidery buttis with patola border looks magnificent. It may be worn during festivals, family get-togethers and special occasions.