khaddi is a hand-spun or handwoven fabric primarily spun out of cotton and sometimes silk and wool. India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are the main producers of Khaddi textile. Today, it is a fashion-forward industry spinning a global demand.
Khaddi or khaddar is handspun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan mainly made out of cotton. The cloth is usually 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. In order to improve the look, khaddi / khaddar is sometimes starched to give it a stiffer feel.
It is widely accepted in fashion circles. Khaddi is being promoted in India by Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Ministry of MSME Govt. of India.