Khadi, the well-known and vastly worn India’s fabric has no doubt grown as part of our identity and as conclusive signature attire. Ever since the ‘Khadi’ essence came into being as Gandhiji promoted simplicity as social etiquette, khadi rapidly emerged and has very well propagated as Nation’s fabric. And while we live the attitude of wearing the hand-woven and hand-spun fabric, which is intricately spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called Charkha, we along with the whole world are awed by the versatility and authenticity this fabric holds! And steadily as the Khadi garment finds its way to designer boutiques and elite cognizance where ecofriendly and organic clothing brands have eventually provoked the basic understanding of being environmentally responsible in apparel selection; it makes all sense to be incorporating natural herbs into the fabric for sustained wellness merits.
Advantage Nature, Joy of life, offers perfect value addition for Indian Khadi which could be a step further to incorporating Hygiene, Skin-friendly and Wellness promoting virtues for the user and as well for the environment at large. This means anointing the age-old natural herbs of Neem, Tulsi, Apple Cedar Vinegar, Aloe vera etc. while processing the fabric is sure to leave long-lasting healing as is authenticated by Ayurveda, the science of life and well-being.
Khadi has always been a fabric with immense outlook, which is now also becoming a fashion statement to create your own unique styles and providing yourself the all-natural feel. The application of herbal dyes with enormous healing power is therefore certain to take the khadi culture to an all new level with the imbibing of a concept called 'Herbal Khadi Fabrics'. The khadi textile made from raw materials of cotton, silk and wool would be substantially enhanced with natural charisma and health assurance, once the fiber being used is merged with natural herbs through the application of herbal dyes. The herbal dyeing is accomplished at a rather early stage, wherein the fibers are infused with these natural herbs and plant extracts, before being woven into a fresh fabric. This way, the fabrics get instilled with all the natural goodness of the herbs, and the benefits remain intact. Now, when these super soft, comfy and naturally-dyed fabrics come in contact with our skin, the largest organ of our body, health gains are unsurpassable. Whereas it is not recommended to wear the chemically dyed garments on a regular basis, the herbal garments gently cling to the skin in the softest and most harmless manner possible, allowing it to breathe, and take in the goodness of herbs, all at the same time!
Written by : Dr sonica krishan