Khadi refers to the entirely handmade. It is a fabric made from cotton that is hand-spun using a wooden spinning wheel and then hand woven. As it requires no electricity, the weaving of Khadi is the oldest form weaving fabric, and has been practiced on the Indian subcontinent for the last 5,000 years. Khadi is the ultimate symbol of artisanal craftsmanship as opposed to industrially manufactured goods, it is manufactured using solely human energy. It has renewed relevance in today's world of fast fashion as a zero carbon footprint fabric, it is woven from natural, organic fibres making it 100% biodegradable.
These cream khadi cotton trousers showcase the technique of traditional English smocking, and are the result of ninety hours of skilled embroidery. Before the invention of elastic, smocking was commonly used to create elasticity in fabric. While other embroidery styles are purely decorative, smocking was a useful technique that has been applied since the Middle Ages to make clothes both form fitting and flexible. Model is 179cm/ 5'10.5 and wears size 8UK.
This garment is made to order in customised sizes and will ship within 28 days. If you need it sooner, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.