Khadi or Khaddar is a term for handspun and hand-woven cloth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, primarily made out of cotton.
The cloth is primarily woven from Hemp 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, khādī/khaddar is sometimes starched to give it a stiffer feel. It is widely accepted in fashion circles.
In Pakistan, the famous khaddar cloth is made in the town of Kamalia[6] in Punjab Province and is also exported worldwide. In recent years, khaddar has seen a popular revival in Pakistan.
Khaadi has established itself as a chain run in national as well as international circles. It offers pret as well as unstitched cloth. Its range of products includes scarves, trousers, tites, kurtas for men and women as well as home accessories such as pillow cases, bedcovers, mats etc.
However, with the circle of the working women growing over the past decade, its pret wear for women is perhaps the most widely sold and marketed. It is convenient to just go and pick up your style statement. With prices ranging from Rs 2500 upto 5500 it serves both the middle and elite classes.
However, with Khaadi monopolizing the market for pret other brands have to come up to the standards of Khaadi also. Although its competitors such as Origins and Nishat have also started pret wear for women yet the designs and quality of stitching is best offered at khaadi.
The changing fashion trends have created restlessness in the women of the so termed “upper” middle class. They are engaged in a rat race for adopting the look and style of the elite. The very thin line separating the two classes lies on the edge of good morals and values. Whilst the true ‘khaandani’ families look at the grooming of a girl from the art of being a housewife as well as a professional with sound knowledge of what is happening in the world. Well groomed women can bring up trustworthy and honest generations of the future.
The focus on fashion is slowly tearing away this thin line as the middle class too begins to lose its identity merging it with the not so good practices of the upper class. It is good to be aware on what is the latest fashion, however, to adopt each trend without analyzing your body form and structure is not a good idea. Fashion is what suits you and what looks good on you.
Also impulsive buying without surveying the whole market is harmful to your pocket. You need to compare the prices and quality of cloth and stitching before buying any piece of cloth. This is true of any product. Also piling up clothes and things so much so that things are oozing out of your cupboards is a nuisance.
Your money is hard earned. Don’t waste it. Keep a balance in all things of life.


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