Cherishing Khadi Through Versatile Silhouettes

by Drishti Mistry

“If we have the khadi spirit in us, then we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life”, opined Mahatma Gandhi, the father who dreamed of empowering and uniting the nation through this beautiful weave. On what would have been his 149th birthday, we celebrate his legacy and pay a sartorial homage to his beloved hand spun fabric.

Everyday Khadi

The uniqueness of khadi lies in the fact that it is weather complacent – It keeps you cool during the summers and warm during the winters – Making it a staple fabric for everyday wear! Whether it is the uber-cool ruffled ensemble from Akashi or the feminine dresses from Mati and Nikasha, khadi makes for a trendy alternative.

Work Wear Khadi

Khadi being essentially handwoven cotton, it makes a suitable fabric for work wear. Semi-formal dresses in serious hues like greys and browns by Indigene and Urvashi Kaur or tops like this one from White Champa should perfectly blend in your work wardrobe while keeping you comfortable all day long.

Festive Khadi

Why limit this versatile fabric to just casual wear? These pieces by Masaba, Purvi Doshi and Ivory by Dipika testify that khadi is as stylish as it is comfy! With foil prints, embroideries and mirror work, khadi can venture out of your everyday wardrobe to your festive must-haves. Club your khadi pieces with temple jewellery and ace festive-chic!

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