The IHGF Delhi Fair (India) is heading towards its 50th edition as a virtual show. Setting a new precedent for sourcing, the previous edition of the fair, the first on a virtual platform, garnered an overwhelming response with visits from approximately 4150 overseas buyers from 108 countries, buying agents and domestic volume retail buyers.
The upcoming edition, scheduled from 4th to 9th November 2020 will go live with 25 virtual halls featuring 12 well spread product segments. About 1500 exhibitors from these categories will present collections in home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture. A choice of more than 2000 products and 300 trend specific design developments complete the supply chain of home fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting and fashion accessories.Indian manufacturers & exporters have been working on various product lines to suit the post COVID consumer requirements, both in terms of products as well as packaging.
Product choice at the IHGF Delhi Fair traverses from timeless classics to contemporary influences, bringing in innovations and handcrafted fusions from a cross section of craft regions and production clusters spread across India. The collections, varied in inspiration, processes and materials, include art metal ware, EPNS ware, wood carvings, furniture & accessories, glassware, fashion jewellery & accessories, hand-printed textiles, shawls, stoles & scarves, embroidered goods, lace, toys, houseware, decorative, gifts & general handicrafts, home textiles and home accessories, candles & incense, pottery, terracotta & ceramics, nautical instruments, Christmas and floral decorations, dry flowers & potpourri, handmade paper products, crafts made of leather, lacquer, and marble.
Theme Pavilions will bring in regional craft nuances. Visitors can see original craft making processes at Live Demonstrations on the virtual platform – a rare opportunity to see National Awardees and Internationally recognized master crafts persons share their handcrafting skills. The fair's Trend Area will feature trend stories, forecasts and colour theories for seasons ahead. The organisers have also lined up insightful and informative knowledge webinars as well as web panel discussions throughout the show.