PIB | 15 Jul, 2022
Knowledge Portal for Khadi is a platform developed by the Center of
Excellence for Khadi to provide design directions to the Khadi
The portal was inaugurated by Ms Preeta Verma, CEO-KVIC,
on 14th July 2022. The Center of Excellence for Khadi has been set up by
KVIC, Ministry of MSME at NIFT, to support Khadi Institutions.
Port for Khadi attempts to disseminate design knowledge to a broader
section of Khadi Institutions.
The portal intends to create design
intervention by simplifying the trends specially suitable for Khadi.
Four stories/design directions have been conceptualised and presented in
Volume I. Each story has a key theme, colour palette, and directions
for woven designs, prints, textures, and surfaces. Every story has been
separated into two segments - Home and Apparel. Besides the themes, the
portal also provides size charts, silhouette boards, buttons and
closures, seams and finishes for both home and apparel.
information will be updated twice a year to provide directions
according to the seasons and trends. It is envisaged that the
information will be of value to not only Khadi institutions but also to
organisations providing support to develop apparel, home products, and
packaging for Khadi.
The textiles showed in the portal as direction have
been specially woven using varied thicknesses of Khadi yarns to explore
possibilities of creating textures and structures for home and apparel.
The portal will be hosted on the website of the Center of Excellence for Khadi and can be accessed on www.coek.in