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Clothing has been one of the most ancient yet one of the most technologically advanced segments of the world’s civilization. The excavations of the world heritage sites have shown remnants of textiles in its finesse depicting the quality of fiber, yarn, fabric and the dyes used. At the same time the technologically sophisticated textiles have made way into space, water, fire and innumerable medical interventions creating some of the most unbelievable properties for protecting, enhancing and saving human life.
The technologies of the past around textiles in this country have lost the patronage from the princely and the commoner facing dire situations around artisan communities. In the wake of such situation this research was undertaken to prove certain perspective in consciousness in manufacturing which will not only create great products but also has the least impact on earth.
The grass root technologies around weaving which created the most beautiful and niche fabrics for the world face extinction today. The connoisseurs of good earth practices are coming together and started working towards various technologies to bring back what was so prevalent a few decades ago. This research was one step closer to all that is happening to uplift and empower the artisans of India with the objectives to study the effect of slowing down in all the processes of supply chain in textiles and apparel making which used to be the way for so many centuries.
To study the effect of horoscope weaving in the process of making custom made apparel which will not only created curiosity but also created fabrics with a unique line of thought. The energy fields of mass manufactured apparel with the custom designed and custom made apparel were compared to see if there was any change in energy fields of the material and people because of a consciously made product.
The health parameters of the wearer were compared before and after using the custom apparel. India was about fair trade in all its manufacturing and business practices which seemed to have been lost due to various reasons which was studied to see its impact on the energy fields in the process of textile and apparel making.
Materials were tested for energy fields with Poly interference photography technique which clearly showed that indeed the conscious connective processes which are slow and follow certain strict methods have imbibed significant positive energies to the water, yarn and fabric. This was achieved through slokas and mantras as detoxification process for a standard period of time in all processes of supply chain. What was the ritual of artisan community once is not followed anymore. This certainly has proved that artisans should get back to whatever they believed and used to do around crafts as it is imbibing good energies which will have long term impact on the users well being.
Twenty men and twenty women teachers and computer professionals were selected for this study. Horoscopes collected were meticulously decoded with the colour horoscope weaving technique. This textile design created very sophisticated fabrics which not only created a unique design but also created bonds between the weaver and the wearer through understanding each other’s life.
Organic cotton was procured from a GOTS certified mill which in itself had positive energy when tested with PIP. Twelve colours were selected from a gamut of colours of natural dyes which were chosen according to the Promostyl colour forecast of fall winter 2010-11. The fabric and garment designs were made according to the choice of the subjects. This not only gave all the 40 subjects customized garments but also gave the subjects scope to understand the nuances of the whole process of textile and garment making.
Gas discharge visualization and Electro interstitial scan was used to measure the energy and health parameters respectively of the wearers before and after custom clothing. The GDV analysis significantly proved that the conscious connective processes imbibed positive energies in the projection area. The projection entropy had increased slightly which proved that the subjects where accommodating changes that were happening through the clothing and environment. Slight reduction in projection fractality not only proved that the gaps in the energy fields were filling but also showed that when energies are high it needs very minimal repair.
The EIS gave various health parameters with a non invasive technology. Thirty three parameters out of the 69 were selected for this study and found that 45.45 per cent (15) health parameters showed significant results when analyzed at 5 percent level of significance. The homoeostasis score which is the good health score of the entire analysis showed significant results which in itself proved that indeed clothing should be considered as one of the parameters of health analysis. The reduction of CO2 and increase in the cell energy not only proved that there is a positive change in the physiology through clothing but also leaves a path to see clothing as choice for good health interventions.
The carbon foot print assessment clearly showed that every country in the world should start thinking in terms of buying local which not only cuts carbon emissions but also keep the rural communities in the rural to take care of crafts and farming which is the need of the hour. The 100 per cent naturally dyed organic hand loom cotton has the least impact on the earth as it follows all the good earth practices in procurement, processes and disposal of waste.
The 40 subjects had experienced organic cotton clothing for the first time in their life through this research which not only gave them a perspective on good fabrics but also opened up new areas to look at for conscious buying practices. This study brought the weaver and wearer face to face and delivered an eco friendly product in the shortest supply chain.