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  • Kamal Haasan: 'It is our mission and responsibility to build a sustainable future' Oct 31, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Kamal Haasan: 'It is our mission and responsibility to build a sustainable future'

    Superstar Kamal Haasan on his sustainable fashion brand KH House of Khaddar.

  • Despite COVID-19, Khadi industry witnesses strong sales worth Rs 3,079 crore in FY21 Jun 04, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Despite COVID-19, Khadi industry witnesses strong sales worth Rs 3,079 crore in FY21

    Since 2019, e- commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon have been focussing on handicrafts and artisanal products to help local artisans and small businesses to come into the e commerce fold by launching Flipkart Samarth and Amazon Karigar.

  • KVIC forces Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove fake khadi products Sep 19, 2020 06:01 PM IST

    KVIC forces Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove fake khadi products

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission clamped down on e-tailers who have been allegedly selling fake khadi products. Counterfeiting of khadi has increased both online and offline after a spurt of popularity in recent years

  • Legal notices served to Khadi Essentials, Khadi Global for misusing Khadi brand name Aug 21, 2020 06:01 PM IST

    Legal notices served to Khadi Essentials, Khadi Global for misusing Khadi brand name

    Khadi Essentials and Khadi Global will have to destroy all their product packaging, labels, publicity material, signboards, etc, where the Khadi brand name had been used

  • Khadi's turnover crosses Rs 74,323 crore in 2018-19 Aug 17, 2019 07:50 PM IST

    Khadi's turnover crosses Rs 74,323 crore in 2018-19

    The Khadi production, which was Rs 879.98 crore in 2014-15, went up to Rs 1,902 crore in 2018-19, a growth of more than 100 per cent, and its sales recorded a growth of over 145 per cent, from Rs 1,310.9 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 3,215.13 crore in 2018-19, according to a statement issued by the KVIC.

  • Quick Take | Why Baba Ramdev, and not PM Modi, is the real driver of khadi's popularity Jan 04, 2019 12:19 PM IST

    Quick Take | Why Baba Ramdev, and not PM Modi, is the real driver of khadi's popularity

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to revamp KVIC and promote khadi did help the state-owned entity in getting business, but what really helped is the marketing of swadeshi by yoga-guru-turned-businessman Baba Ramdev.

  • From Bollywood to the world, Khadi records 32% rise in sales in 2018 Jan 02, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    From Bollywood to the world, Khadi records 32% rise in sales in 2018

    Khadi was also taken up as the preferred uniform fabric across several establishments - both government and private.

  • Khadi sales jump 4-fold in FY18; KVIC to run 'Khadi Express' train to boost sales Nov 25, 2018 07:30 PM IST

    Khadi sales jump 4-fold in FY18; KVIC to run 'Khadi Express' train to boost sales

    The five-bogie Khadi Express train would also have the facility to sell the Khadi products to people and will run through all those places in the country where Mahatama Gandhi had stayed. The train will be stationed at those stations for one day.

  • Opinion | Can Patanjali’s Paridhan be a threat to big apparel brands? Nov 12, 2018 02:37 PM IST

    Opinion | Can Patanjali’s Paridhan be a threat to big apparel brands?

    Baba Ramdev will undoubtedly give most established apparel brands run for their money in Paridhan’s initial years

  • We are eyeing turnover of Rs 5,000 crore by 2020: KVIC Chairman VK Saxena Nov 02, 2018 09:06 PM IST

    We are eyeing turnover of Rs 5,000 crore by 2020: KVIC Chairman VK Saxena

    "The Make in India push by our Prime Minister has also given Khadi the right kind of attention," he said.

  • Khadi witnesses 37.1% growth in production in last four years: KVIC Nov 02, 2018 10:05 AM IST

    Khadi witnesses 37.1% growth in production in last four years: KVIC

    As per KVIC's audit report, the Khadi fabric production during the same fiscal was 103.22 million square meters – which was a bit higher than 4 percent of the overall production, KVIC said.

  • Connaught Place's khadi store sees record Rs 1.25cr sale in a single day: KVIC Oct 15, 2018 08:20 AM IST

    Connaught Place's khadi store sees record Rs 1.25cr sale in a single day: KVIC

    The outlet has registered a record sales of Rs 1,25,25,671 sale on Saturday, which the KVIC claimed is the highest ever sale so far in its history.

  • Khadi India’s flagship store records Rs 1 crore sale on Gandhi Jayanti Oct 03, 2018 06:46 PM IST

    Khadi India’s flagship store records Rs 1 crore sale on Gandhi Jayanti

    Brand Khadi is also looking at touching a sales target of Rs 5000 crore by the end of 2018-19

  • War over Khadi is far from over, as KVIC and Fabindia differ on finer details Aug 29, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    War over Khadi is far from over, as KVIC and Fabindia differ on finer details

    So far, KVIC has provided Khadi Mark Certificate to 2,238 entities and issued legal notices to 222 organizations in the last three years

  • Fabindia gives undertaking to Bombay HC that it will not use khadi tag Aug 28, 2018 07:20 PM IST

    Fabindia gives undertaking to Bombay HC that it will not use khadi tag

    Khadi and Village Industries Commission under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises had sent a legal notice to Fabindia in February, asking it to refrain from using the Khadi tag for their apparel line which did not meet the required criteria to be categorised as khadi.

  • Khadi sends products worth Rs 7 lakh to Trinidad & Tobago Aug 03, 2018 02:06 PM IST

    Khadi sends products worth Rs 7 lakh to Trinidad & Tobago

    The products will be given away as gifts to dignitaries in the two countries. This would help Khadi increase their global reach

  • Modi's favourites come together as khadi weaves its magic ahead of Yoga Day Jun 20, 2018 04:22 PM IST

    Modi's favourites come together as khadi weaves its magic ahead of Yoga Day

    Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has already sold over 8,000 yoga kits, worth Rs 1.5 crore, across the country this year

  • KVIC bags Air India contract for amenity kits worth Rs 8 crore Jun 18, 2018 03:03 PM IST

    KVIC bags Air India contract for amenity kits worth Rs 8 crore

    Earlier in September 2016, Air India had placed an order with KVIC for supplying 5.75 lakh pieces of Khadi soap cakes.

  • Khadi sales up 24% to Rs 2,503 crore in FY18: KVIC Jun 01, 2018 10:19 PM IST

    Khadi sales up 24% to Rs 2,503 crore in FY18: KVIC

    "Incredibly, the total average Khadi sale, which was Rs 914.07 crore during the years 2004 to 2014, jumped to Rs 1,828.3 crore in three years after that, i.e. between 2015 to 2018, with over 100 per cent increase,"

  • Four years of high fashion: PM Modi's sartorial sense is a hit May 25, 2018 03:23 PM IST

    Four years of high fashion: PM Modi's sartorial sense is a hit

    Call it elegance or profligacy, but Narendra Modi's style statement is something no one can ignore.

  • First yoga, now khadi: Modi sets his eyes on getting the cloth international Apr 16, 2018 12:14 PM IST

    First yoga, now khadi: Modi sets his eyes on getting the cloth international

    High streets of Dubai, Chicago, Mauritius and Johannesburg may soon showcase khadi as the next big fashion find.

  • KVIC’s Swachchta Abhiyaan saves over Rs 153 crore of government exchequer Mar 20, 2018 06:09 PM IST

    KVIC’s Swachchta Abhiyaan saves over Rs 153 crore of government exchequer

    In 2015-16, MDA of around Rs 316 crore was claimed and given to altogether 1,918 Khadi institutions.

  • Rani in Khadi: Kangana to don heritage fabric in Manikarnika Feb 20, 2018 04:43 PM IST

    Rani in Khadi: Kangana to don heritage fabric in Manikarnika

    Backed by aggressive marketing and promotion strategy, the heritage fabric has taken the next big step to make itself a household name.

  • Government eyes MoUs, fairs abroad to promote Khadi Feb 11, 2018 11:40 AM IST

    Government eyes MoUs, fairs abroad to promote Khadi

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) under the MSME Ministry is also in talks with industry associations abroad to open franchisee outlets, where Khadi products sourced from different parts of India would be on sale.

  • Modi effect: Khadi a hit among fashionistas, may soon have stores in Paris, Dubai Aug 03, 2017 03:51 PM IST

    Modi effect: Khadi a hit among fashionistas, may soon have stores in Paris, Dubai

    With the addition of 286 new stores in the last 3 years, KVIC is now experimenting with lounge format stores called ‘Khadi India Lounge’ to target upmarket clientele

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