Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair preps for fall

Retail Editor 5, July 30, 2013

Great Noida, India - More than 2,400 manufacturers and exporters are expected to participate in the 36th annual Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair, which will take place Oct. 15-18 at the India Expo Mart here.
Product categories include home textiles, floor coverings, housewares, furniture, giftware, decorative accessories, Christmas decorations, candles and incense, fashion jewellery, apparel accessories, bags, and cane, bamboo and eco-friendly products.
The winter edition of the fair this past February saw a majority of buyers coming from America and Canada followed by Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Middle East, South East Asia, and Latin America. The event drew attendance of over 5,000 business visitors who placed on spot orders worth $150 million, according to show organizer the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
India's handicrafts sector employs over 7 million skilled and semi-skilled craftsmen and generates annual exports of $3.3 billion.
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