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Blend Ethnic Fashion with Khadi Fabric for Men and Women

by Vikram Sharma Textile designer

Khadi fabric is a well-known hand-spun fabric that is unique to the Indian subcontinent, particularly India. While hemp is the most commonly used material for this cloth, silk and cotton can also be used. Khadi cotton used in making handloom lungi online clothes is most commonly found in Bangladesh and Pakistan, whereas hemp is more commonly found in India.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this fabric is that it is extremely versatile, not only in terms of the types of garments it can be used to create, but also in terms of seasonal usage; that is, it is warm during the winter months and cool during the summer months, and can thus be worn at any time of year.

Khadi is a fabric with significant historical significance in India and the freedom movement. Cotton grown in the country was exported at lower prices to Britain, turned into garments, and then sold back in India at exponentially higher prices, resulting in an unstable economy and widespread political unrest.

As a result, in order to protest the injustice, the idea of spinning Khadi fabric to bring about more rural empowerment arose, and it became one of the symbols of the Indian freedom movement. Another distinguishing feature of this fabric is that it is eco-friendly and made without the use of harmful chemicals, which is why it has recently gained popularity.

Khadi cotton clothes

Khadi cotton fabric is used to make a variety of ethnic Indian garments. It is most commonly used to make salwar kameez sets, south Indian white lungi. These outfits are made up of three main parts: a well-fitted kurta that reaches the knees or just above the knees, a pair of loose pants with or without pleats, and a dupatta that is worn over the garment like a stole.

Depending on the design, these can be either printed or embroidered. These are some of the most comfortable garments to wear and are ideal for women of all body types. Khadi fabrics are also used to make sarees, but they are not as popular as salwar kameez sets because they have an extremely starched and stiff appearance, which, while a characteristic of the fabric, does not always sit well with the look that sarees are meant to emulate.

Cotton khadi fabric is also used to make women's accessories such as handbags, which are typically in the shape of sling bags, similar to those worn by hippies around the world.

Due to the stiffness of the material, Khadi fabrics are also used to make satchel-shaped bags for women. These are large and usually have a boxy shape, and they can be easily paired with both Indian ethnic clothing and western wear without clashing with the overall look.

Style tips

Women who wear Khadi cotton Kurtis tend to accessorise the garment with funky jewellery, owing to the garment's slightly rough texture and feel, which is well complemented by adding heavier styles of jewellery to the look. Beaded necklaces and bracelets are common forms of street jewellery.

A few popular options include stone-studded jewellery. Few women choose to wear Indian jewellery with such attire because the contrast does not look good. Indian khadi fabric is intended to represent and emulate a more rural or rustic look, which does not fit the vibe of expensive sets.

Whether the garment is made of cotton or silk khadi fabric for printed lungi, footwear should be carefully selected because it has a significant impact on the overall appearance of the outfit. When wearing a salwar kameez set, flat V-shaped footwear, shoes with small heels such as wedge heels, or even high-heeled shoes look great because this garment can be worn with a variety of shoes.

Some women prefer to wear them with Indian shoes, such as embroidered or embellished juttis, to complete the ethnic look. When it comes to khadi sarees, however, only high-heeled shoes should be worn because they complement the fall of the saree and make the garment look even more graceful when worn. When combined with junk jewellery, this can create an interesting, artistic overall look.

Casual handbags are also worn with these outfits. Indian bags made of khadi and embroidered with vibrant Indian motifs look great with these garments, adding to the ethnic vibe.


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