The rebirth of a revolutionary textile.
Khadi is the national fabric of India and the warp and weft of Ahimsa. Entirely handspun, Khadi holds an important place in the history of India. Mahatma Gandhi promoted the spinning of Khadi during India’s non-violent independence movement in the 1920s to encourage rural self-employment and self-reliance from foreign imports. Today, this eco-friendly fabric remains a symbol of social empowerment, providing self-employment to millions in homes across India and is a core element of Ahimsa’s sustainable textile line.
• The Indian Flag is always made using Khadi textiles.
• Khadi was used to make some of the costumes in the Star Wars prequels.
• Khadi is spun on a spinning wheel called a chakra.
• More than 98 million meters of khadi cotton, silk and wool are hand produced each year.
Handmade Khadi is a carbon-negative process, which means it’s driven without external energy or fuel support of any kind. We then dye the fabric with certified eco-friendly dyes. We strive to make Ahimsa not just eco-friendly, but eco-fabulous.
Khadi can be woven from cotton, silk, wool or even polyester blends making it one of the most versatile fabrics available. Because of its unique thick and thin weave pattern, it warms in winter and cools in summer, while delivering breathable moisture management—naturally.