Khadi: The Entirely Handmade


Khadi refers to the entirely handmade. It is a fabric made from cotton that is hand-spun using a wooden spinning wheel and then hand woven. As it requires no electricity, the weaving of Khadi is the oldest form weaving fabric, and has been practiced on the Indian subcontinent for the last 5,000 years. Khadi is the ultimate symbol of artisanal craftsmanship as opposed to industrially manufactured goods.

As Khadi is manufactured using solely human energy, it has renewed relevance in today's world of fast fashion as a zero carbon footprint fabric, it is woven from natural, organic fibres making it 100% biodegradable. Varana's Khadi collection represents a commitment to respecting artisans, the world’s cultural heritage and above all, to the environment. A museum quality capsule collection has been created by Varana to showcase this commitment.