The fifty fifth version of the five-day-long Indian Handicrafts and Presents Honest (IHGF) will start at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Larger Noida on Wednesday. Also referred to as the spring version of IHGF, the occasion will host exhibitors from over 100 nations showcasing over 2,000 merchandise in 14 classes, similar to handicrafts, dwelling decor, furnishing, and houseware.
Based on the organisers, the B2B (enterprise to enterprise) truthful will likely be open to abroad consumers, shopping for and sourcing consultants, and huge home quantity retail consumers from March 15 to 19. The 54th version of the truthful, also called the autumn version, was held in October final 12 months.
“The truthful brings collectively merchandise from dwelling, life-style, trend, textiles, and furnishings classes beneath one roof. These merchandise are created by greater than 3,000 handicrafts exporters from throughout the nation who’re keen to indicate them to the abroad shopping for neighborhood,” mentioned Rakesh Kumar, director normal, EPCH (Exports Promotion Council for Handicrafts) and chairman, IEML (India Exposition Mart Restricted).
He added, “Sustainability continues to be at the forefront of the product choices at the truthful, and this time, there may be renewed focus on sustainable and eco-friendly crafts created with supplies and processes which are environmentally pleasant. Since increasingly individuals are making a acutely aware effort to cut back their carbon footprint, we’ve got organised a panel dialogue and product gallery on sustainable and recycled merchandise to indicate our dedication to those ideas.”
At the very least 16 stalls in the Expo Centre and 900 everlasting showrooms in the Mart space can have house for craft manufacturing hubs and clusters, making this a complete sourcing level, mentioned organisers. Artisans from throughout India will showcase their merchandise right here as properly.
“Abroad consumers from greater than 100 nations have pre-registered to go to the truthful. It’s because the truthful connects Indian producers with suppliers of beautiful merchandise giving enticing costs, completely different varieties, distinct high quality, and new product strains,” mentioned Raj Kumar Malhotra, chairman of EPCH.
Based on Kumar, handicraft exports stood at ₹33,253 crore ($4.459 billion) in 2021-22 and ₹28,727.91 crore ($3.505 billion) from April 2022 to February 2023.