These scarves are supplied by Khadi London. Khadi London vets and curates the selection of fabrics, responsibly produced by co-operative and community-based farmers, graziers and artisan clusters in India.
As a supplier of natural fabrics, their mission is to support the work of designers who value craft and provenance whilst challenging the unsustainable practices of fast fashion and throwaway culture.
Khadi is an ideal choice for green and ethical clothing. It embodies the spirit of India’s freedom and modernity. Made from cotton, silk, wool and other natural fibres, these fabrics have been famous throughout the world since ancient times. Khadi comes in a range of weaves, texture and thickness – from linen-like coarse khadi to highly refined muslin. The fabric is versatile, it can be used for a variety of products, from clothing, bed linen and soft furnishings to costumes for cinema and theatre.
This tradition of handmade cloth was being lost to machine-made fabric when Gandhi revived it as a symbol of peace, autonomy and simplicity. It also became an effective vehicle for community action. Khadi fashion a new national identity, which denied colonial imposition and defied traditional hierarchy.
Today the production of khadi provides sustenance to about a million people in India. About eighty percent of khadi artists are women, often from some of the poorest communities in the country. With more efficient technology and better regulation in place, incomes for artisans have improved over the past few years.
These Scarves are made from 100% Organic Cotton and are around 80cm x 160cm.