Explained: What is Mexico’s Khadi Oaxaca which PM mentioned in Mann ki Baat

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News: In his Mann ki Baat address, the Prime minister has made a reference to Mexico’s Khadi Oaxaca and told how khadi reached Mexico after a local resident became influenced by a film on Mahatma Gandhi.

Facts:

  • Khadi Oaxaca: It is a farm-to-garment collective which comprises around 400 families, which live and work on traditional farms and homesteads in the Oaxaca region of southern Mexico.
  • Founded by: It has been founded by Mark Marcos Brown, an American living in Mexico and his wife, Kalindi Attar.
  • Method: It uses cotton produced and cultivated on the Oaxaca coast, and produces chemical-free clothing, relying on locally harvested plant-based dyes.