Hand-spun, hand-woven fabric has been around for thousands of years, sheltering humans from heat and cold, in more than just the obvious way. This ancient technique of spinning thread by hand and weaving it on a handloom, to make cloth, is what we define as Khadi today. Khadi can be made from cotton, silk or wool and its hand-spun thread has air pockets which insulate against heat and cold, making it the most comfortable fabric for any weather. I started KhadiJi because I fell in love with Khadi and maybe you will too or maybe you won’t. It’s the next best thing to being naked if you ask me, but you’ll only know it when you try it and if you disagree I’ll respect your opinion. I try to be open-minded like that. Anyway, I’d like to share my idealistic stream of thought with you and you’re welcome to make of it what you will. I also try not to let the opinions of others affect me. Doesn’t always work, but I try 😛
I was thinking of how it must be
To live in times where technology
Hadn’t taken over lives.
To live in a world without phones,
Laptops, microwaves, and gadgets,
That make our lives easy.
Back when people lived in forests and caves
And whatever the land was like,
It was home.
I don’t mean times when people were uncivilized,
Eating raw meat and wearing animal skins.
I mean in cultured ancient civilizations.
I imagine people starting their mornings,
By strolling to the nearest rivers and bathing,
While the sun rises,
The water is purer than you can imagine,
The air is crisp and pollution free,
The food is what grows around them,
Without artificial genetic interference,
Apples taste like apples and oranges like oranges.
Social lives are different,
People play board games or go on picnics,
Children climb trees and play with each other.
They actually run and jump and hide and seek,
Humans live in harmony with nature,
Animals living in peace among them.
Yes, in spite of being hunted occasionally!
In the evenings people get together,
Dancing, singing, telling stories or making poetry,
And at night in the light of the moon and stars,
And maybe a few lamps,
Couples tuck their children in and sleep,
A peaceful sleep.
I envy a life like that,
I wonder if people have lived like that,
Or if it’s just me being idealistic.
P.S. : Just like humans, Khadi has flaws in its weaving and just like humans it doesn’t like being judged for them, so like me, do try to keep an open mind about them and don’t body shame Khadi. The flaws are actually proof of authenticity, just as they are in humans. No-one is perfect. Not even you. (As you collectively gasp) #sorrynotsorry #khadiji