Khadi refers to the hand made process of
fabric, right from the yarn spinning stage
to the woven fabric. For Khadi cotton, the
cotton fibres are twisted together by hand
to bind them together into a long, stronger
yarn that can be woven. For Khadi silk, the
silk filaments are either reeled by hand or,
in the case of Eri Silk
, spun by hand into yarn.
Since the yarn spinning process is done by
hand, the yarns have an irregularity to
their thickness that adds to the character
of the fabric. Also, the lack of machine
processing gives the final fabric an earthy,
natural feel that crushes easily.