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  • This had something to do with Industrial Revolution in Manchester. The raw cotton was being exported from India. This was turned into cotton cloth and that cotton cloth was being sold to people in India. The resulting value addition in the cloth was draining the local economy. The concept was of making a village self-dependent ("swavlambi"). This way, a village does not have to depend for basic necessities coming from outside the village. This would promote local economy. People would not have to leave village in order to look for way to make living.
  • For quite a while some schools used to have spinning classes as a part of study. Where students learned to spin thread from cotton and weave khadi clothes. The school supply stores (called book stores in India) used to carry cotton (pooni) as one of their merchandise items.Npindia 22:37, 24 January 2006 (UTC)


in the page the dates should be mentioned so that the people come to know when was these types of clothes used in india. the information given by wikipedia is surely not up to the point specially on the4 evoluytion of clothing in india. so please make the notes in more detail so that the people like to surf on it. othrwise as i think it is of no use.

Problematic Star Wars costuming claim: worth deleting?[edit]

From October 4, 2005, until now (July 5, 2013), this page has claimed that khadi was used in the costuming of some characters in the Star Wars prequels. However, the claim was inserted by an IP (DIFF), and a source has never been supplied. Furthermore, there are a lot of mentions of khadi in Star Wars in the news since 2005, but I have been unable to find any from before 2005, or any mention in books. It seems possible that this is a rumor started by Wikipedia. Is there someone with knowledge of khadi, or good access to Star Wars information, who could supply a source? At what point do we delete this claim if it lacks sourcing? -- Presearch (talk) 21:16, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

I put a question about the above issue at the Wikiproject Star Wars - DIFF - and no-one ever responded. This claim appears unsourcable, and I will remove it until such time as a source should ever turn up. -- Presearch (talk) 03:06, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hemp or cotton?[edit]

This article starts out saying "Khadi /.../ is a term for /.../ cloth /.../ primarily made out of cotton", but then goes on to say "The cloth is primarily woven from Hemp [sic!] and may also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha."

The reference to hemp was added anonymously from IP address on Nov 4, 2014. Is it bogus? ehn (talk) 21:45, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

I looked up the page in different languages (French and German) and there was no mention of hemp there. But fabric made out of hemp and cotton does exist. Could it be the current fashion ? We are in need of help from a native hindi or bengali speaker ! Please help As the Khadi seems to mean so much to Indian identity, it's a pity the English section might contain unaccurate information. --Braveheidi (talk) 22:26, 18 July 2015 (UTC)


This article is wrong, because khadi is a cloth making machine, and khaddar is a type of cloth, seriously, i know.—Constanstin 06:52, 25 July 2016 (UTC)