|The making of MORALFIBRE has two aspects to
it. To develop environmentally friendly fabrics and clothing based on
hand-spun, hand-woven techniques of fabric making and to make the process of
fabric making socio0-economically sustainable. MORALFIBRE is set up to ‘promote
and sell’ the MORALFIBRE label of fabrics, furnishings and clothing, locally
and globally in home and health markets. It uses natural materials like cotton,
silk and wool, to the highest specifications and quality.
There are several things we need to do to create a truly environmentally
friendly material. We believe in a ‘Cradle to Cradle‘ approach of living.
Ideally all processes, products and by-products at all stages of production of
fabric and clothing should nourish and enhance the environment rather than
damage it. There is a great need to explore several aspects of the existing
‘Khadi ‘industry (the hand-spun, hand-woven craft of fabric making, so
prominently encouraged by Mahatma Gandhi in India, in the early 1920s.) We need
to take this manufacturing process to the next level.
We are involved in research to find and produce the most appropriate organic
cotton suitable for our fabrics. We are developing all processes of cloth
making, dyeing and processing, free of chemicals that are harmful to the
We hope to set up an R & D centre to improve and develop the existing
hand-spinning and -weaving tools & techniques and its testing methods to
create various standardised grades of fabrics. Already, we are working with
some of the well established organisations who have incorporated ‘lab testing’
into their production cycle. We are developing a grading system which will
certify the MORALFIBRE ‘Stamp of Authenticity’ for different fabric types. We
are working with designers experienced in working with these fabrics. In due
course of time we wish to set up a design studio in order to develop different
weaves and create different types of fabrics and clothing. Our aspiration is to
set up a Centre of Archiving, Exhibitions and Training for all aspects of
organic and sustainable fabric making, from the environmental and social point
of view. We hope to include school children of all ages in these activities.