Gandhi advocated the boycott of the machine made European
clothing as it caused large scale unemployment in India. He took to
making hand-made cloth called Khadi that was inexpensive and suitable
for poor Indians. Most importantly, it showed Indians how to be
self-reliant. Gandhi worked on his spinning wheel (called Charakha)
till his last days, claiming that he felt like he was eating stolen food
if he did not work.
Shown above: Photographer Margate Bourke-White's famous
picture of Gandhi taken for the LIFE Magazine.