In India, khadi evokes a strong sentiment since it has been associated with our freedom struggle. To give impetus to the freedom movement and as a substitute for materials being imported from Britain, Mahatma Gandhiji chose khadi, which soon became a symbol of the unity of India against the colonial power.
Avinissery is a Panchayath 9 K.M. away from Thrissur town. It is called as “Vardha in south India”. Kerala Khadi & Village Industries Association is theWellknown Institution, established in, 1955. In 1937 some social workers in the erstwhile Cochin State formed the Cochin Village Industries Association. The then Cochin State extended financial assistance to the Association. In 1941 it was merged with All India Spinners Association. All Kochin Khadi Trust was formed in 1945 to strengthen activities in the Cochin State a nd contitued upto 1955. On 15th January 1955, Kerala Khadi andVillage Industries Association was registered. Sri. R. Krishna Iyer was thePresident. Shri. E. Ikkanda warrier, former Prime Minister of Cochin, was the Secretary Several eminent Ganddhians like Kurur Neelakandan Nambudiripad, K. Balakrishna Marar, V.R. Krishnnan Ezhuthasan,K.P. Madhavan Nair, Smt. Pavizham Madhavan Nair, T.P. Seetharaman, K. Kochukuttan, P.R. Krishnan, Amrithalal Govindalal, R.V. Krishna Iyer, M.K. Raja, C.K. Rama Iyer, C.S. Panicker A.N.Ramakrishnan and many others Contributed their sincere efforts to bring the Association to frontline