Khadi — A Movement
Khadi has a very profound and deep meaning in India, it is not simply a hand spun cloth, its an entire movement !
Khadi movement by started by Gandhiji, the Khadi movement promoted an ideology, an idea that Indians could be self-reliant on cotton and be free from foreign cloth and clothing.
British would buy cotton at cheap price from India, export them to Britian where it was woven to make clothes. These clothes were again sent back to India and sold at a hefty price !
The khadi movement aimed at boycotting foreign goods including cotton and promoting Indian goods, thereby improving India’s economy. Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of khādī for rural self-employment and self-reliance (instead of using cloth manufactured industrially in Britain) in 1920s India, thus making khadi an integral part and icon of the Swadeshi movement.