Khadi a term used to refer to a rough cotton cloth made from locally grown cotton and handspun by women before being handwoven. The cloth is mainly woven from cotton and may also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha. It is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter.
For Gandhi, Khadi stood for economic self sufficiency, political independence, spiritual humanity, national integrity and especially social equality and non violence. The congress adopted Khadi as its official uniform and placed the image of the spinning wheel at the centre of the first national Indian flag made of Khadi cloth. Gandhi was convinced that, the charkha understood intelligently can spin not only economic salvation but can also revolutionise our minds and hearts.
Khadi is nowadays still part of Indian culture, as a symbol of respect and to maintain all these important messages from Gandhi. Permanent Vacation has at least one style made from Khadi in each collection. It is a high quality fabric with an historical spirit.