Emily & Khadi
Emily & Khadi is a sustainable, ethical clothing range, made with what is known as as the least harmful fabric – Khadi, a name which means handspun and handwoven.
Although the material can be made from cotton, silk or wool, Emily & Khadi pieces are woven only from cotton. The Khadi cotton used for E&K is sourced from a municipal, South Indian town, from a non profit organisation working towards sustainable living. The women who weave the Khadi are paid a proper living wage and any profit made from the fabric is poured straight back into the organisation and towards running their various initiatives, including an adoption agency for abandoned children & skill teaching programmes for the local community. Natural dyes are used to colour the Khadi, made from jaggery & iron, alizarin and betelnut. All garments are then pattern cut and sewn in south London by a talented seamstress called Sarah.
Founder Emily Dymond discovered both the fabric and the organisation after a chance conversation, and upon visiting the organisation fell in love with the fabric, the people of the organisation and the whole philosophy of Khadi. Within a matter of days she had thought up her first designs from shirts, smocks and coats, these unique, everyday pieces for men and women are designed to be lived in and cherished for years to come.
Based in: UK