International Journal of Home Science
2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART B
Khadi: A proud choice of Indian youth
Author(s): Parul Gill, Poonam Malik, Nisha Arya and Neelam Yadav
Khadi is a hand-spun and hand-woven fabric that has a rich cultural history in India. The history of Khadi dates back to pre-colonial India, where it was used as a symbol of resistance against British rule and as a tool to promote self-reliance. During the Indian independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi encouraged the use of Khadi as a way to break the monopoly of British textiles and promote the idea of self-sufficiency. Today, Khadi continues to be a symbol of Indian heritage, but it is also becoming increasingly popular among young people who are seeking eco-friendly and culturally conscious fashion choices. This paper explores Khadi not only as a textile but also as a fabric of historical significance, a fabric that provides employment to the rural population and a fabric that is sustainable and eco-friendly fashion option for youth.
How to cite this article:
Parul Gill, Poonam Malik, Nisha Arya, Neelam Yadav. Khadi: A proud choice of Indian youth. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):122-125. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2023.v9.i1b.1419