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We all know Gandhiji as the “Father of The Nation” but ever thought he was also the First designer of India who invented ” Khadi “, the hand woven fabric he used to revolutionize the freedom movement. The modest Khadar has come a long way since its inception during freedom struggle with a lot of designers, both national and international vouching for this fabric with their eclectic collections. Khadi will always be woven within India and its culture. Khadi and the uplift given to it by fashion designers who craft wonders with the fabric is a great testimony to the fact that Khaddar will never go out of style. Every season at least one designer has a collection that is an ode to Khadi.
Fashion bloggers, Style enthusiasts, Feminists and all the compelling women of today should definitely adopt Khadi for its understated allure that maintains “simple is sexy” and also helps sustain the humble weavers, whose livelihood is this handloom. So this Gandhi Jayanthi, let us all take a moment to fully appreciate this wonder of a fabric and express our reverence to it in the most efficient way we know, by wearing it.
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Khadi, today is not the dull, drab fabric that it once used to be. With sustainability and ecological living being the new mantra of life, Khadi, a hand spun hand woven fabric would be an ideal choice. The au natural Khaddar is boosted by chic ensembles that look like they have come straight out of the likes of the New York street style.
Gone are those days, when Khadi was restricted only to Sarees and Kurtis. Khadi now is being tailored into modern day silhouettes like Pants, Shirts, Coats, Shrugs, Shorts and Scarves and is stunning the world of fashion with its unique texture.
Khaddar Dress Diaries
Most of us religiously and communally love dresses. They are like a go-to outfit for parties, dates or just an outing with friends. Dresses are now glamorously sustaining traditional handloom in its new avatar of Khaddar which is totally worth a try. Looking Normcore, Khaddar Dresses turn heads for good. Being a novel fashion and not quite experimented with, this outfit is effortless and impeccable, making it an easy choice and a great one too.
It could be as simple as a drape or a kaftan, yet be more powerful than embellishments and colour blocking. Khadi in its glam form is the strongest sartorial in the world of fashion and politics, speaking of which, take a cue from our Prime Minister and his love for hand woven fabrics.
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The Ethnic Khadi
As we have seen, Khadi and its modern day interpretations look quirky and chic but nothing compares to the elegance of Indian Classics like our heritage Sarees, fusion wear like Anarkhalis and the grandeur of embellishments and embroideries. For those of us who can never get enough of the Ethinc charm, Khadi and in is traditional splendor is the answer to dressing dilemmas. Formal wear to festive loooks, Khadi is for every woman in any occasion.
The huge array of garments varying from Sarees and Kurtis to Lehengas and Suits have at least one ensemble that every Indian woman can carry off with élan.
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The fashion world has done is part, and now it is time for us to do ours. Shop for Khaddar and uplift Khadi.So, go ahead and buy a piece of this handloom, as a reverence to Mahatma Gandhi, a toast to your India Love, support to the weavers and finally because we can and we should. The contribution, no matter how small will always count because women are the harbingers of change and the way we dress is a reflection of our beliefs, so why not begin with ourselves?
Wishing you all a great “Khadi Day” from team EthnicDaily!