Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Sankalp for Khadi organising Signature for Khadi

Sankalp for Khadi organising Signature for Khadi

Aug '19
Pic: Sankalp
Pic: Sankalp
Sankalp for Khadi, an initiative by Incredible Transforming Charitable Foundation (ITCF), is organising "Signature for Khadi", a first of its kind event, on August 10 in New Delhi to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100 years of Charkha. It aims to transform khadi from 'The Freedom Fabric of the Nation' to 'Fashion Fabric of the Nation'.

India used Khadi fabric as a weapon that played a major role in achieving independence. Even now, Khadi continues to inspire and amaze people around the globe.

The event will also see more than 100 eminent personalities from various domains like politics, sports, diplomacy, bureaucracy, and arts converge for celebrating 100 years of `Charkha’. They will also sign on a Khadi canvas with a message "I endorse Khadi too". The eminent personalities who are expected include Hema Milini (actor and member of Parliament), Chetan Bhagat (author), Amar Singh (member of Rajya Sabha), Shahnaz Husain (founder The Shahnaz Husain Group), KTS Tulsi (politician and senior advocate in the Supreme Court), Shyam Jaju (politician), and the Great Khali (wrestler).

There will also be 'Roots of India', a fashion show highlighting khadi and handloom fabrics from seven states - Odisha, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. The show has especially been conceived to empower and commemorate the 'Sashaktikaran' of Bunkars (weavers). The fashion show will give a colossal platform to the Bunkars for presenting their handwork. The Bunkar Fashion Show will have one renowned personality from each state as show stopper.

Sankalp for Khadi is also introducing 'Gandhi Smriti Chinh Awards 2019' to acknowledge young enthusiasts who have upheld the Gandhian principles of equality, women empowerment, education, “swachh Bharat”, khadi and non violence.

Paridhi Sharma, founder president, Sankalp for Khadi said, “The fabric and weavers behind the Charkha is what inspired me to start this initiative. Sankalp for Khadi aims to provide Khadi weavers better and sustainable employment. I firmly believe that the youth of India has the potential and courage to bring the change we need. Therefore, this initiative also emphasises on the involvement of the youth by promoting the fabric and educating them about the power this fabric holds."

She adds, “the thought behind Signature for Khadi is to enlighten the heart and mind of the citizens of our nation. Bringing together the eminent personalities of our nation from various domains, we enlighten the masses with pros of Khadi and its importance in our lives. The campaign aims to recognise the power of India through its positive actions empowering the craftsmanship of the Bunkars."

Sankalp for Khadi also plans to take the campaign to Gujarat, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Sep 2020

Global economic forecast not as dark as earlier guess: IMF

Though the global economic outlook is not quite as dark as expected...

Pic: Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Fashion | On 26th Sep 2020

FRP appointed to value Peacocks, Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group CEO Philip Day has started the...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 26th Sep 2020

India plans retail trade policy, settling logistics policy

India plans to formulate a retail trade policy for which stakeholder...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek, Kannbar

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consumer sentiment will be conservative after lockdown

Sunil Kumar Sharma, Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

N Nithyanandan,

N Nithyanandan

Incorporated in 1999, Purani Textiless Private Limited is one of the...

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain,

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain

Divyam Export, launched about 30 years ago, exports to 15 countries,...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Michael Jaenecke, Messe Frankfurt

Michael Jaenecke
Messe Frankfurt

From May 14 to 17, international exhibitors will present the entire...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search