A fashion show solely showcasing khadi cotton andsilk textiles clothingstole the hearts of the khadi lovers in the city of Ahmedabad. The fashion show was hosted at the ‘Khadi Utsav’, an exhibition ofkhadi textilesandgarments.
Ahmedabad is playing host to a month long ‘Khadi Utsav’ in which more than 273 stalls have been set up, displaying khadi products from across various states of India. The fair which began on March 6 will run till April 6, 2011.
The concept of khaditextilesis synonymous with the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi textiles were the driving force which united India in the movement to secure independence and in order to achieve self reliance in textile fabrics.
Today khadi institutions are producing good qualityfabricsand in turn providing economic independence to the lowest strata of society, who are involved in the spinning and weaving activities of producingkhadi fabrics.
According to Mr Anupam Mazumdar – a well known textile designer and consultant and some one who has been closely associated with handloom weavers of khadi fabrics, “The biggest advantage of wearing khadi textiles is that it carries the lowest carbon footprint among all textiles, which makes it a sustainable fabric”.