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Autumn IHGF Delhi Fair In October 2018

India fascinates and inspires. Its cross-section of varied craft skills, as well as a plethora of raw materials, is complemented by manufacturers adept at bringing in contemporary influences and trend-specific design developments. More than 3,000 leading Indian manufacturers and exporters of home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles products will congregate at IHGF Delhi Fair-Autumn 2018 from Oct. 14 to 18, 2018 at the India Expo Centre, New Delhi, NCR, India, to present collections for the seasons ahead. The Autumn Edition of this biannual event will showcase more than 2,000 new takes on product expressions and more than 300 design developments across 14 product categories, in an area of 197,000 square meters—making this venue a one-stop resource for retailers, importers, wholesalers and design professionals.
This essential meeting ground for the international gifting and lifestyle products industry has taken shape over 45 editions as a sourcing event encompassing the complete supply chain of home fashion and utility, collectibles, gifting and fashion accessories. While India’s top manufacturers, exporters and artisan groups queue up to be among the participants, overseas buyers are expected to turn out in large numbers. Visitors to the fair also get access to the 900 permanent showrooms in the Mart, spaced out on four levels at the India Expo Centre.
What makes this show distinctive is its wide-ranging collections presented by leading export houses. From timeless classics to contemporary influences, the show offers innovations and handcrafted fusions from a cross-section of craft regions and production clusters across India.
For the Autumn 2018 event, visitors will see a significant expansion in all categories including: furniture and accessories; glassware; fashion jewellery and accessories; hand-printed textiles, shawls, stoles and scarves; embroidered goods; lace; toys; housewares; decorative, gift and general handicrafts; home textiles and home accessories; carpets and rugs; candles and incense; pottery and ceramics; Christmas and floral decorations; handmade paper products; and crafts made of leather, lacquer, marble, etc.
Theme Pavilions and regional representations at the show bring opportunities to source directly from artisans, new entrepreneurs and established exporters. Designers Forum, a new addition at this fair, presents collections from established and upcoming Indian designers.
IHGF Delhi Fair is organized in Spring and Autumn by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), a non-profit organization and the apex body representing handicraft manufacturers and exporters across India. The Council provides information about the sector to international buyers and insures optimal interface with the Indian handicrafts sector, facilitating business. EPCH organizes and leads participation in trade shows, buyer-seller meets, conferences and study tours. EPCH facilitates its 10,000+ members to enhance exports by customizing and offering unique styles and quality products to the global sourcing community. For more information, contact EPCH at 888-664-8664 or, or visit the website at