Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

68 Definitive & distinctive With a new date of April 2020, the IHGF Delhi Fair has promised to be bigger and bolder, bringing you much more of everything IHGF Delhi Fair is held twice every year with spring and autumn editions, organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) – the apex organisation representing handicraft manufacturers and exporters in India. EPCH facilitates its 11,000 plus members to offer original styles and quality products to the global sourcing community. As well as providing unparalleled business platforms to buyers and sellers, EPCH also provides comprehensive information about the sector to international buyers and ensures optimal interface between the Indian handicrafts industry and international buyers, facilitating smooth business interactions. What to expect The event showcases trendy home décor from India, which can be unusual and classy or simply traditional. Products include decorative mirrors, frames, wall décor, figurines, porcelain crafts, antique reproductions, collector’s items, vases, handicrafts, nautical décor and engraved woodcraft to name just a few of the product areas available. Indian goods have been enticing the world for years and the adaptability of manufacturers in the country with their ability to deliver brings in more and more buyers for one-of-a-kind and innovative products. Inspired by the past and a definitive step into the future, you can expect a mix of vintage and ethnic elements offered alongside more contemporary collections. The green living trend will be on display, with an array of planters, containers and statement urns, all made in a variety of materials and mixed mediums. Decorating ideas, high-end displays for the home or hospitality, gifting and packaging, are all easily sourced from India. Lighting trends from baroque to chic, from simple lines to the more extravagant will be on show. Amongst statement pieces are elegant beaded crystal chandeliers with stylish details alongside wall lights, pendant lamps, table lamps as well as floor lamps. Opulently designed lamp shades and lanterns in extravagant compositions and detailed ornamentation with hand- embellished trims are also on display. Not to mention, an array of garden ornaments and lawn accessories. This comprehensive range will be showcased at India’s IHGF Delhi Fair, Asia’s renowned show for home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles. The show has moved its spring dates from the customary February time to April for its 49 th consecutive issue, for the convenience of its ever-increasing international patrons. Many have already welcomed the new dates as they strategically fit it into their Asia sourcing itinerary. Register today Pre-registrations for the edition have begun. With a focus on sustainability, fair trade and innovations, this show will present 3,200+ exhibitors across 15 halls and 900 showrooms (marts) of leading exporters. A choice of 2000+ products and 300+ trend specific design developments encompassing the complete supply chain of home fashion and utility, collectibles, gifting and fashion accessories, will be spread out over an area of 197,000 sqm. Besides Gifts & Decoratives, IHGF offers 13 other display categories – Home Textiles & Furnishing, Furniture & Accessories, Houseware, Lamps & Lighting, Christmas & Festive Décor, Carpets & Rugs, Bathroom & Bath Accessories, Garden & Outdoor, Educational Toys & Games, Handmade Paper Products, Gift wrapping/packaging products & Stationery, Candles, Incense & Potpourri, Fashion Jewellery & Accessories and Leather Bags & Cases. With themed Pavilions and collective representations of regional artisan crafts, product lines from primary producers from far flung craft villages as well as innovations from EPCH’s Integrated Design Development Projects, make sourcing a wholesome experience at IHGF Delhi Fair. IN BRIEF Show IHGF Delhi Fair Organiser Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts Where India Exposition Mart When 15 th -19 th April, 2020 Website For more information: Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts EPCH House, Pocket 6 & 7, Sector – C, LSC Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070, India. Email: , Website: