Khadi is a kind of traditional Indian cloth which is generally woven from homespun yarns of cotton or silk. The production of khadi cloth in India was revived by M.K. Gandhi in the early part of last century whose manufacture was waning due to the advances of industry. Gandhi was intent to make his country more self sustaining and to allow its cultural heritage to shine against the British occupation. Gandhi envisioned the khadi industry to gather force against British colonialism and to to make a statement of independence and solidarity against the British: to this day in India, Gandhi's image is displayed in the various khadi shops in Indians towns and villages.