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
A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.
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!
Cotton Rack is now the very first institutionally funded Khadi handspun handwoven clothing brand of India. Under INVENT by CIIE Initiative, IIM Ahemdabad and Villgro through Startup Oasis Jaipur. Programme funded by DFID, UK Government & TDB, India

We Got Funded!

Cotton Rack is now the country's first homespun and handwoven clothing brand to be institutionally funded. Checkout this blog for more information that might be of help to you too
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?