Khadi is hand woven and hand spun fabric, which takes time to be made. In previous times it was considered as the fabric for the poor rural workers & farmers. But wearing khadi is no more for the poor, many high profile personalities and economically sound people prefer to wear it. It is considered as one of the most beautiful Indian fabric. The khadi wearer gets a royal and distinguishable look due to its fall and style. It symbolizes luxury and uniqueness. Khadi has gained world wide appreciation as it is hand made, durable, long lasting and organic in nature. The fabric is produced by the masses for the masses.
The researcher felt that khadi has immense potential that is still untapped and it has an edge over other fabrics as it is hand woven. The garments challenge is to make it suit contemporary market.
Hence with this thought in mind, the researcher thought of giving designer look to the khadi kurta in the present investigation and thus planned on her research work on Development of designer khadi kurta pattern for college going girls and assessment of its preference.
The present study was carried out at Udaipur city. In the study two types of sample were collected i.e.
1. Sample for evaluation of hand made sketches of designer kurtas. (20 Faculty members)
2. Sample for assessment of preference of designer khadi kurtas. (60 College going girls)
The authors are associated with the Department of Textiles and Apparel designing, College of Home Science, MPUAT, Udaipur (Raj)