India is the second largest textiles manufacturer and one of the in the world and holds a top position in textile recycling. However, worldwide only 15% of all textiles is recovered for reuse or recycling. Besides that, the Indian textile industry has a long history of poor pay and poor working conditions. The mechanised part of the textile industry directly competes with the 4.3 million Indian handloom workers.
Khaloom produces sustainable fabric made from recycled textile by using the traditional Indian hand-spinning and weaving of ‘Khadi’. This social enterprise offers a solution to the large volume of textile waste and the stressful living conditions of handloom workers in India.