90 countries to participate in key handicraft, gift fair

Buyers from global companies and departmental stores such as Wikholm Form AB and Nordlys Design AB of Sweden, Landmark Group, Homecentre LLC and Homes R Us, Lals Group of the UAE, Rex London and Harewood International Products Ltd from the UK, and Midway Sales, Webbed Sphere Inc and Uttermost Company, USA, are visiting the IHGF-Delhi fair being held from October 28-31 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.

Overseas buyers from over 90 countries including the US, China, UAE, UK, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia have registered for the fair, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) said on Wednesday.

Raj Kumar Malhotra, chairman, EPCH said that over 2,000 new products and more than 300 design expressions spanning across 12 product categories such as houseware, home furnishing, furniture, gifts and decoratives, lamps and lighting, Christmas & festive décor, fashion jewellery & accessories, spa & wellness, carpets and rugs, bathroom accessories, garden accessories, educational toys & games, handmade paper products & stationery and leather bags.

The exhibition will have representation of over 650 exhibitors in eight halls and 900 permanent showrooms in the mart area. It is being held in the physical format this year.

“The show will also have visitors from major Indian retail/online brands including Amazon, Reliance Brands Limited, Landmark Group (India), Fab India,

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

ltd, Furniturewalla, Westside, The Bombay Store, Home Town, Godrej Interio, India Bazar, Signify India (Formerly Philips Lighting), Future Group,

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, etc,” the council said in a statement.

India’s handicrafts exports in the first six months of FY22 rose 60.34% on-year.