Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (IHGF), Spring 2017


04 Apr Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (IHGF), Spring 2017

From the 12th till 15th Feb’17, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) organized the 43rd Indian Handicraft & Gifts Fair (IHGF) Spring’17 edition at the Expo Center & Mart, Greater Noida, near Delhi (National capital)

To give you a brief of IHGF, IHGF is Asia’s largest exposition of gifts and handicrafts & has marked its place in the world market as Asia’s one stop sourcing event since its inception in 1994. Limca book of world records has recognized it as the world’s largest congregation of handicraft exhibitors under one roof. It is known as “a sourcing paradise for home, lifestyle & fashion products from India”. Manufacturers & Exporters of handcrafted products from across India come from all parts of India & exhibit their merchandise at this show.  This event attracts visitors from across the world.

IHGF blending traditional artistic and modern designs in contemporary colors, hence it bought comprehensive selections with a choice of over 2,000 products made out of different raw material bases such as wood, metal, cane and bamboo, textiles made of natural fibers, wool, silk, jute, coir, stone, leather, terracotta, lacquer and vegetable dyes. A wide variety of recycled, eco-friendly and sustainable products were showcased at the event.

This event was a quick sneak peak of what to expect for the Winter’17. As it is a Holiday season we got to see a collection which was full of Christmas motifs such as Santa Claus, reindeer’s, snowman, golden balls, mistletoe’s etc. As the season suggests, the colors revolved around Red, White, Green, Golden & Silver. Also, we could see a few new insertions like pastel pink, dusky blue, sunshine yellow, beige etc. As we expected, a lot of bead work, sequence and dash was seen in the collection. This was our first experience at this show and we were just a visitor. We were delighted to see so many suppliers/designers under one roof. We got to make so many contacts at this show; we were surprised to see that most suppliers had their rate sheets in USD only.

We are super charged up to get you the best of the upcoming trends for the holiday season to make your home look as excited about the Festivities as you are. Do keep coming back to our website to see new handcrafted products every week.

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