IHGF Autumn 2019:

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

The recently concluded Autumn edition of the IHGF Delhi Fair, drove home a thought-provoking message on sustainability and responsible manufacturing. In keeping with the theme of ‘Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose & Recycle’, colossal installations of animals, butterflies and trees at the fair venue, were crafted from 50 tons of industrial waste including plastic, metal, wood and fabric. The exhibit perfectly exemplified an amalgamation of traditional Indian lifestyle values and practices that were reimagined, using cast-off everyday materials. 
As a nation, India prides in its long history and tradition of harmonious co-existence between man and nature, with craft practices contributing to sustainable lifestyles. IHGF Delhi Fair-Autumn 2019 endeavored to compliment this affirmation of being one with nature by showcasing sustainable trade and living. 

3200 Exhibitors
The fair featured eco-friendly home lifestyle lines, gifts & decoratives made from recycled materials as well as interesting assortments of fair-trade products. Over 7000 trade visitors from 110 countries engaged with 3200+ exhibitors spread across nearly 1.8 million square feet in 14 display areas.
Everything To Create Unique & Exciting Retail Experiences
The IHGF Delhi Fair, offers anything and everything home furnishings retailers can use to create compelling in-store experiences. The show serves up a huge selection of lifestyle and home fashion products. The 2019 edition showcased home textiles and furnishings featuring contemporary styles, regional nuances and the zealously practiced weaving traditions of India. 
Furniture & Accessories: Furniture for every room in the home including outdoor furniture, lamps, lighting, art metalware, EPNS ware, wood carvings, home accessories, glassware, fashion jewelry, hand-printed textiles, shawls, throws, scarves, embroidered goods, lace, toys, housewares, decorative gifts,  general handicrafts, home textiles, home accessories, candles, incense, pottery, terracotta, ceramics, nautical instruments, Christmas and floral decorations, dry flowers,  potpourri, handmade paper products, leather crafts, lacquer and marble, were just some of the products on display. The exhibition also included decorative objects, dimensional art, vases, frames, mirrors, vintage toys and relic replicas alongside furniture and woodcrafts that formed a well-curated and timely selection for any forward-thinking retailer. 
Soft Goods: A stunning blend of unique natural organic fibers, examples of dyeing, printing, embroidery and hand painting offered plenty of choices. Carpets, rugs and flooring manufactured in craft clusters from different regions of India, flaunted their color, design and construction. 
Bathroom: Bathroom accessories offered a blend of the old and new with sheer opulence, rustic ethnic and stylish contemporary for home baths, spas, resorts and hotels.  
Regional Crafts: Regional crafts brought in from the length and breadth of India reflected unique local cultures, native uses and indigenous techniques in staged exhibition areas, theme pavilions and collective displays. Repurposed materials and new design alignments were showcased.
World’s Largest Show For Handicrafts 

Now in it’s 48th year, IHGF Delhi Fair is certified as the world’s largest congregation of handicraft exhibitors under one roof. It is the place for the international sourcing community to connect with the work of millions of Indian artisans. 
April 2020 Edition
The 49th edition will be held from 15 – 19 April 2020 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway, Delhi NCR. The fair is being organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the apex national body representing Indian Handicrafts manufacturers and exporters. 
For more information, contact:-Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, EPCH House, Pocket 6 & 7, Sector – C, LSC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070, India. Email: visitors@epch.com, mails@epch.com, www.epch.com. 

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