– Nikita

‘Nature Is Calling, Come Back & Clean’

History- India was a greater supplier of textiles to the rest of the world one time.

  • 300 years ago, 60% of the world’s exports were Indian textile.
  • 3-4 million people died in 30 yd because the industry was simply knocked down.
  • This is the one reason why English left nearly 91-92% of people were agricultural, all weavers went back just to sustain.
  • Sir William Bentick Governor said- The bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching plains of India. In 1834-35,This statement was made to highlight the plights & misery of the traditional cotton weavers in India due to the ruins caused by British commercial policies towards traditional urban Indian hand-loom.

Threats to Nature

Synthetic clothing is the third(3rd) largest pollutant over the globe. The ignorance towards the threat of textile clothing nowadays giving can be life-threatening. As synthetic fiber has not only entered our clothing but our water bodies & our foods.

No. Of Clothes – The amount of clothing (which is mostly synthetic nowadays) an individual having is 5 times more than what our grandparents used to have. According to a survey by 2025, this margin will reach 10 times more just doubled.

  • Nearly 99% of fiber now a day is synthetic fiber. In which 95% of it is Poly Fiber. Only nearly 1-2% of it is a natural fiber.
  • Entering our water bodies and water threat is on the way of itself.
  • By entering our water bodies, synthetic fiber is entering in our dietary land.

Natural clothing & India

  • India’s rich natural resources for making and decorating textiles are unrivaled. It’s varied geographical regions and climates provide a huge range of plant fibers and natural dyes for the cultivators, weavers, dyer’s, printers, and embroiderers of the subcontinent.
  • Over centuries, most regions developed specialties based on local resources, such as the golden silks of Assam, the fine cotton of Bengal, or the red dyes of Southeast India.
  • India has 120 distinct varieties of weaves, nearly 50 of them will die nearly the next 10-15 years because only some old generation are doing and no one wants to take it further. We don’t praise our strength.
  • Types of weaves –  
  1. Plain weave – This is the most simple and common type which is inexpensive to produce yet durable and flat. Some fabric of plain weave is crepe, muslin, taffeta, and so on. 
  2. Twill weave – It is one of the oldest and finest types of weaving. One of the 3 unique types of weaving utilized for materials. Twill alludes to a particular kind of weaving that outcomes in an inclining design. 
  3. Satin weave- It has 4 or more shafts wrap floats. They are in interrupted diagonal which is excellently durable. 
    • There are 23 varieties of fiber found in the country. One of the oldest is khadi which is tied to the history and heritage of India.
      Natural derived colours :

      1. Red- Various shades of red and pink pigments were derived in India from the red & blackberries found on the common madder plant from the coffee family
      2. Yellow- Yellow was derived from onions skin, turmeric, cold tea, and rhubarb.
      3. Orange- Saffron which we know as Kesar, used to derive orange color.
      4. Blue- The most popular dye then, reigning supreme till today was indigo, the fresh leaves were fermented and the remaining sludge was drained & dried into indigo cakes.


      • The land of India has the trails to the fabric and its design with natural extracts. It is in the hand of India that we have a knowledge of nature and how to reform it magically without affecting nature. 
      • As the clothing with natural resources will be back in the stream, Indian weavers who have immense capability and talent will get a chance to showcase their unique talent. 
      • The problems associated with the natural water bodies will slightly cut down to very much. 
      • The problem of unemployment will resolve itself, As India was the land of mostly self-employed people. 
      • The Economy factor of India will rise as we moved towards what we were good that too with natural resources. 

      India has the talent and capability to make the best out of what is given, move towards nature.