Rameshwari Kaul and Vinayak Sharma representing Cotton Rack at an exhibit on 2nd October, 2019 celebrating Gandhi Jayanti and advocating for Khadi movement.

Our Brand Story - How Cotton Rack Came Into Existence

Watch and listen our story of us entering Indian handicrafts industry and trying to make space for our work and ethics. Credits- VIESTORIES (Youtube)
West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

We had almost planned to handover our designs and leave back for Jaipur when our master weaver asked us to come over to his brother’s place, who had floor hand-looms at his home. And it resulted in a never before experience.
a white cotton flower or boll in a hand in a cotton farm in Alwar, Rajasthan, India.

Rajasthan- Cotton, Onions & Tigers (Part-1 of 3)

We have been working with Cotton in Rajasthan, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir for some time now. While the raw material is same, the finished fabric looks, feels & behaves differently, just like its lovely natives and the stories they tell.
A perspective  shot of a steel measuring scale lying blue cotton khadi fabric with orange stripes.

What Does A Centimeter Of Fabric Tells You

Let's put on our detective hats and investigate a small piece of fabric and see what it tells us
Bulbul Tewari Ji lovingly called Naani by friends and family.

A Hundred Year Old Khadi Fabric

After an amazing lunch while we were sitting around the heater for warmth in their naturally lit living room on that cold wintry Delhi noon, the stories about crafts started flowing. That is when Naani ji shared the story about this piece of fabric that she got from her grandmother!
a 2 point perspective shot from below of Kora Khadi fabric hang drying in the sun under a clear blue sky. The picture a slight flare and a small clour in top left half.

10 Types of Homespun Fabrics In Use

Today, Cotton Rack uses as many as 10 different types of Homespun fabrics sourced from weavers in Jaipur, Bikaner, Maheshwar and Kanpur as well as creating fabrics with our weavers in West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir. Check them out here...
weaver sitting next to a warping drum and preparing a khadi warp for further cotton fabric weaving

A Timelapse of Handloom Weaving on Pitloom

A small timelapse video of handloom weaving, which is one of many processes involved in making of a homespun handwoven fabric.
What is Khadi Exactly written with colourful khadi jamdani saree hanging in the background.

What is Khadi Exactly?

Everyone is talking about Khadi but keeping aside all the philosophy and it's association with Gandhi and Indian freedom movement, what exactly is this Khadi fabric in it's practical form?