The khadi store

Bengaluru, Karnataka · 635 Sales


The khadi store

Bengaluru, Karnataka 635 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Products made from locally produced hand-spun and handwoven khadi using sustainable business practices to promote indigenous rural craft .


Last updated on 15 Nov, 2017

Products made from locally produced hand-spun and handwoven khadi using sustainable business practices to promote indigenous rural craft .

Udyavara Ravikiran

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5 out of 5 stars

fancyfoxy on 08 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful quality fabrics that just make you want to touch them. The workmanship is excellent, the packaging is careful, and the items arrived quite quickly. Definitely recommend this shop.

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Yolanda Llleo on 06 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Belli, semplici.

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Yolanda Llleo

Yolanda Llleo on 06 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Bellissima camicia, finiture belle, tessuto originale consegna veloce.

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metaphor racha - The khadi store .

KHADI. ‘A term for hand-spun and hand-woven cloth.’ ‘Hand-woven, plain weave cotton fabric produced in India.’
A tryst with the search result of this word results in various terms that attempt to ‘define’ what Khadi is all about…
For us, at RACHA, however, the true search began with our attempt to understand Khadi as not just a mere fabric, but to understand Khadi as a thought. A thought that kindles a spirit, to facilitate us to the use and services of our immediate surroundings. It is this thought that embodies so many dimensions and finally culminates it all into a unified organic spirit.
Being Khadi enthusiasts, ‘Namma Khadi’ translates into a way of life for us. It brings about a true sense of feeling one and at home with it. It is with a sense of pride that we identify ourselves with the character of Khadi. The versatility and ease with which khadi lends itself to absorb and enhance the beauty of any local craft is not only fascinating, but a humbling experience. For us, it is about weaving the soul together with the yarn, which ultimately forms an integral part of our utilitarian merchandise. While we work to redefine and rediscover Khadi, we absorb the warmth as well as the imperfections of life, which the coarse nature of the fabric intersperses effortlessly into its warp and weft. This reflects in our ideas that translate into products to celebrate the spirit of the soul; of the individual and of the thought. A thought inspired by a simple spinning wheel that spun a revolution. At RACHA, it is this spirit of Khadi that we celebrate.
We do believe that the commercial approach can not only lead to economic empowerment for ordinary people to become problem solvers but also yields a higher value for a customer than what he spends on it .We request you to be a part of this ' shared responsibility'
We encourage 'conscious consumer' where he/she is aware of the impact of purchasing decision on the environment and consumer health . Its a voluntary simplicity .

Shop members

  • Udyavara Ravikiran


    I started metaphor racha in the year 2011 with an understanding to work with local craftsmen & I strongly advocate transparency in business,fair price ,pride in labor and equal opportunity of growth for everyone involved.

  • Brinda


    Brinda , my wife assists and supports me in all the work i do . She is the back bone of the whole company .

  • Gopal


    Gopal , is my tailor - manager - right hand and everything else . He is passionate about his work , articulate and systematic in the way he approaches any work .

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Last updated on 14 Feb, 2017
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Sizing details

The measurements listed in the product page is the actual garment size and NOT of the body measurement .

The below chart shows the body measurements . ( women )
Size 'S ': bust - 32" to 34" , waist - 26" to 28", hip - 37"to 39".
Size 'M ': bust - 35" to 37", waist - 29" to 31" , hip - 40"to 42".
Size 'L ': bust - 38" to 40", waist - 32" to 34" , hip - 43" to 45".

The below chart shows the body measurements [ men ]
Size 'S'/ 38" = chest 36"- 37".
Size 'M '/ 40" = chest 38"- 39".
Size 'L '/ 42 "= chest 40"- 41".

Most of our garments which are designed and tailored by us tend towards a 'comfort' fit.
A lot of thought has gone into the fabric, fit, finish, functionality and the fall of the garment.

Care instructions

We recommend that our products, which are hand block printed to be dry cleaned.
For rest of the handwoven products , we suggest you to hand wash the merchandise in cold water separately or with similar colors with a mild soap and line dry inside-out under shade .
Do not use bleach or tumble dry.
Most of the textiles are pre-shrunk . Please note that Khadi becomes softer and nicer after every wash. A 3% shrinkage should be considered before purchase.
Iron while the cloth is still a little damp or spray water before pressing for desired result .
Some natural dyed products tend to fade over a period of time - please do not consider it as a defect. A slight fading is the core property and beauty of these textiles .

About "KHADI "

Fabric :

Khadi is an Indian fabric which is hand-spun and handwoven , it is an epitome of cotton luxury.

It is the only fabric where texture is so unique that no two fabrics are identical, thus lending its exclusivity in terms of feel and texture. Apart from it being airy , eco-friendly and elegant it supports a huge number of cotton farmers and spinners . It symbolizes self-esteem , self-reliance and self efficiency in a rural artisan and homogeneity and simplicity in consumers . Khadi is the most sustainable and eco-friendly product which does not utilize fossil fuel and hence can be called as the fabric of our future . Weaving khadi enables development of locally available raw materials , craft and human resources.

Hand block printing

Printing patterns with wood blocks is the earliest , simplest and the slowest method of textile printing . Block carving is in itself an art and is done entirely by hand . We have been collecting old and discarded blocks from various printing workshops. Some of them discarded siting the chipping and cracking problems but most of them because the designs are not fashionable anymore. As we went through these vintage blocks we were stunned by the craftsmanship .In an effort to retain these heritage craft , we have integrated these vintage wooden blocks in our work by juxtaposing the old floral blocks with new geometric designed ones and have created a new vocabulary which we hope brings dignity and respect to that unknown wooden sculptor .

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