Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s vision to promote Khadi as a global fabric received a boost with a proposal to set up Khadi India’s first international venture in Bhutan.
In a statement on Thursday, the Indian Embassy in Bhutan said it has been proposed to retail Khadi in Thimphu to bring the Indian heritage fabric to Bhutan.
The proposal came up in the follow up to a special event called Khadi-Thago.
The event was organised by the Embassy of India along with Royal Textile Academy for jointly celebrating the textile heritage fo Khadi and traditional Bhutanese fabric on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The event showcased as many as 48 ensembles featuring leading designers from India and Bhutan in which Khadi was fused with Thagzo hand-made textile of the Land of Thunder Dragon.
Indian designers Anamika Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Samant Chauhan showcased innovative Khadi-based garment lines along with works of Chadrika Tamang, Kencho Wangmo, Tshering Choden and Sangay Choden of Bhutan.
“Six Indian designers- Anjana Bhargav, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Paras Gairoliya, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra and Renu Tandon- created a special Khadi ensemble each,” reported Financial Express.
“The objective of the event was to encourage traditional textiles and weaving and to encourage collaboration between the traditional textile artisans and designers from both countries,” the Indian Embassy statement added.