Khadi is defined as a handspun and handwoven textile from India. The making of khadi provides a large amount of jobs to the local community and is often referred to as "the social fabric". It takes a hundred people to hand spin the same amount of fabric as two people using a machine, and ten people to hand weave a meter of fabric compared to one person using an machine loom . Most Khadi is made from conventional cotton however, at Soluna Collective, our khadi is made from organic cotton which, supplies a wider range of jobs and promotes sustainable design. Khadi has a zero carbon-footprint production process as, no machines are needed at either stage - spinning or weaving.
At Soluna Collective, we believe in a global marketplace that supports economic development through ethical trade. That is why, all artisans are GOTS certified. All organic cotton supplied by Aura and Herbal is hand spun and hand woven khadi.
The history of Khadi is also closely tied to Mahatma Gandhi’s Swadeshi Movement (the boycott of foreign-made goods).
“The ‘khadi spirit’ means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth. It means a complete renunciation of everything that is likely to harm our fellow creatures, and if we but cultivate that spirit amongst the millions of our countrymen, what a land this India of ours would be!” - Mahatma Gandhi
“Khadi is the sun of the village solar system.” - Mahatma Gandhi