Shopping in Mumbai is a great idea for two reasons. One, all the items on sale are very inexpensive by Western standards and may even be subject to special discounts; and two, most of the items are not available anywhere else in the world.
The following items are the most popular shopping commodities in the city. First is authentic Indian clothing called Khadi clothing. Made from local home-spun cotton, this type of garment was advocated by Mahatma Gandhi himself as a protest against the use of foreign goods. The production, marketing and sales of Khadi clothes created employment and source of livelihood for rural townsfolk during Ghandi’s time. Today, local cotton spinners and manufacturers of Khadi are far from losing their jobs since tourists regularly flock to buy their unique products. [Read more…]