The stage is set for the 50th edition of India Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF), also known as Delhi Fair (virtual)!
Organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the fair is scheduled from 4 to 9 November’2020 and will go live with 25 virtual halls featuring 12 well-spread product segments.
Ravi K. Passi, Chairman, EPCH, informed that about 1,400 exhibitors from these categories will present optimum collections in gifts & decoratives, furniture & accessories, home furnishings, eco-friendly/natural fibre products, carpets & rugs, houseware, lamps & lighting, Christmas & festive décor, bathroom & bath accessories, garden & outdoor, handmade paper products & stationery, candles, fashion jewellery, accessories & bags, etc.
A choice of 2,000+ products and 300+ trend-specific design developments complete the supply chain of home fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting, decoratives and fashion accessories.
Rakesh Kumar, DG, EPCH informed that large numbers of overseas buyers from across the globe which includes wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, mail order companies, brand owners, buying houses and designers and trend forecasters will be visiting the show to source their requirement.
The overseas buyers from over 100 countries have registered to visit the show.
To mention a few, the visiting overseas buyers include Present Company, UK; Caribou, Argentina; Coppenratt, Germany; Dolan Designs, USA; Simply Home, Canada; Cost Plus World Market, USA; Costca, USA; El Corte, Spain; KIF KIF Imports, Canada; Migros, Switzerland; Riviera Maison, Netherlands; Ross, USA; VCNY, USA; London Ornaments, UK; Moksha, Uruguay.
The handicraft export during the year 2019-20 was Rs. 25,270.14 crore and during the first six months (April-September 2020-21) was Rs. 8,425.64 crore.