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Information, explainers and perspectives from the world of Khadi.

Spinning a Yarn: Clicks that Tell a Tale

Spinning a Yarn: Clicks that Tell a Tale

Rose quietly moved around the festival venue, a heritage iron forgery in London. Capturing the mood and sights of the day with her ... Read More

Weaving from Within: Narratives from Kutch

Weaving from Within: Narratives from Kutch

A Digital Satsang: Weaving for Hope It is a season for digital events; beginning to lose its lustre. I was a bit hesitant to log in for Read More

Cotton: Towards a Holistic Solution for Change

Cotton: Towards a Holistic Solution for Change

The debate around GM cotton seeds in India tends to be polemic. The approach of Gram Sewa Mandal (GSM) for finding sustainable, ... Read More

Charkha: Spinning for Respect, Confidence and Empowerment

Charkha: Spinning for Respect, Confidence and Empowerment

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Reflections on organising the Festival

Reflections on organising the Festival

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Festival of Natural Fibres 2019

Festival of Natural Fibres 2019

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Indigenous Cotton Seeds-ASSEFA

Indigenous Cotton Seeds-ASSEFA

Background In January 2020, a team of four supporters of Action Village India (AVI) travelled to India. AVI is a London based NGO ... Read More

The Story of Your Organic Cotton Face Mask

The Story of Your Organic Cotton Face Mask

Covid 19: More and more of us are looking to protect ourselves when we venture outside for shopping and exercise. Face masks are now ... Read More

Khadi: Innovations that Inspire

Khadi: Innovations that Inspire

Khadi is not just a fabric, it embodies the spirit of freedom, simplicity and peace. In an ideal setting, the process of making cotton Read More

Festival of Natural Fibres #2

Festival of Natural Fibres #2

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‘A Frayed History’ – a review

‘A Frayed History’ – a review

Variety is the spice of life. It entertains us and beguiles us, forever feeding our wonder and curiosity about the world. But variety ... Read More

“…as if time had stood still” Henrietta Adams

“…as if time had stood still” Henrietta Adams

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Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams: Part 5

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams: Part 5

About ‘Weaving Stories’ Aaron Sinift (b’66) is an artist living and working in Beacon, NY. He has a BFA in painting ... Read More

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 4)

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 4)

About ‘Weaving Stories’ Aaron Sinift (b’66) is an artist living and working in Beacon, NY. He has a BFA in painting ... Read More

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 3)

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 3)

About ‘Weaving Stories’ Aaron Sinift (b ’66) is an artist living and working in Beacon, NY. He has a BFA in painting ... Read More

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 2)

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 2)

About ‘Weaving Stories’ Aaron Sinift (b ’66) is an artist living and working in Beacon, NY. He has a BFA in painting ... Read More

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 1)

Weaving Stories: Artists in collaboration with Gandhi Ashrams (Part 1)

About ‘Weaving Stories’ Aaron Sinift (b. ’66) is an artist living and working in Beacon, NY. He has a BFA in painting Read More

Khadi Initiative: An Evolving Agenda

Khadi Initiative: An Evolving Agenda

Participants from across continents gathered early in September 2018 to continue a conversation about how textiles can become a force ... Read More

Documentaries That Connect – Susanta Biswas

Documentaries That Connect – Susanta Biswas

Documentaries: A Medium for Relating For Susanta documentaries are a medium for connecting and relating. He says it eloquently in ... Read More

Madras Cafe at WOMAD: Serving for a purpose

Madras Cafe at WOMAD: Serving for a purpose

Madras Cafe – the beginnings Twenty five odd years ago Chris and Bryan set out in an old bus to sell Chai at WOMAD. That early ... Read More

Reviving Khadi – the early phase

Reviving Khadi – the early phase

Reviving khadi was not an easy task. It did not happen with a bang. It required focus and perseverance. Each stage was a learning ... Read More

Tribe: Creating an Inclusive Network – 1

Tribe: Creating an Inclusive Network – 1

Your Vibes Attract Your Tribe We have been lucky. The past three years have been exciting. We have revived old connections, made many ... Read More

Gram Seva Mandal, Gopuri: An Unexpected Delight

Gram Seva Mandal, Gopuri: An Unexpected Delight

Gram Seva Mandal, Gopuri: An Unexpected Delight Text: Phoebe Hunter-Mcllveen and isobel William-Ellis (Project PICO) Photos: Alberto ... Read More

Discovering Khadi …. Our Traceable Clothing Range

Discovering Khadi …. Our Traceable Clothing Range

The Concept I woke up during the night one night with an idea for a for a fully traceable clothing business. I was alarmed by stories ... Read More

New Look at Khadi, the Original Ethical Cloth

New Look at Khadi, the Original Ethical Cloth

New Look Khadi The times they are a changing. And so is khadi, the fabric that embodies the spirit of both ancient and modern India. ... Read More