A non-woven campaign cap, also known as a Gandhi cap, is a simple and iconic headgear traditionally worn by Indian political leaders and activists during independence movements and campaigns. Named after Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement, this cap has become a symbol of simplicity and austerity in Indian politics.
The Gandhi cap is typically made from non-woven fabric, which is a fabric-like material bonded together by entangling fibers through chemical, mechanical, heat, or solvent treatment. Non-woven fabrics are commonly used for disposable items and are cost-effective to produce, making them suitable for mass campaigns and political events.
The design of the Gandhi cap is minimalistic, featuring a flat, rounded crown and a wide brim that provides shade to the wearer. It is usually made in white or khaki colors, symbolizing purity and simplicity. The cap is meant to be accessible to people of all economic backgrounds, emphasizing the Gandhian ideals of equality and non-materialism.