HGH India provides new impetus to Indian market for home products.
HGH India 2019, the 8th annual edition of India’s well-recognised trade show for home textiles, home décor, houseware, and gifts, concluded successfully in Mumbai on July 5.
Despite incessant rains in Mumbai during this period, the three-day trade show received an overwhelming response with the presence of 700 brands and manufacturers (+15 per cent) from 32 countries as exhibitors and 35,900 trade visitors (+2.9 per cent) from 500 cities and towns across India. These numbers clearly reflected the importance of this trade show for Indian retailers, distributors, importers and institutional buyers to discover upcoming home fashion trends for 2019-20 and source innovative products for their business.
Consistent growth in number of exhibitors and visitors and improving quality of products and presentations year-after-year since its inception in 2012, proves that HGH India has been useful for Indian and international players as a high potential trade show offering innovations, wide sourcing solutions and new business opportunities.
HGH India brings global multi-national brands, leading Indian brands, large, medium and small manufacturers, handicrafts and handloom sectors, artisans and crafts persons all under one roof, offering equal opportunities to all of them to offer their products and services to Indian retailers and distributors across the country.
HGH India 2019 was spread over three dedicated halls, each one offering specialised products in the categories of home textiles and furnishings, home décor and gifts and houseware.
HGH India continued its aggressive promotion of Indian handicrafts, artisans and cottage sector products for the second year. Bringing sectors like handicrafts, handloom, handmade carpets, coir, jute, khadi, cane and bamboo etc, under the common umbrella of Indian Heritage with the support of various government organisations like EPCH, HMCM, CEPC, COHANDS, KCCI, NSIC, NEHHDC and MHHDC, HGH India once again effectively demonstrated the high potential of value-addition and national brand building around these products.
Home Fashion Trends for 2019-20 were forecasted and presented through a well curated Trends Pavilion and a high quality Trend Book. The trends followed a central theme of Beyond Shapes – Universal Future and were designed specially to suit the rapidly evolving and aspiring Indian domestic market.
Among 32 countries present, China had the strongest participation, primarily from the Zhejiang province. Indian and international exhibitors showcased their latest range of furnishing fabrics, curtains, bed and bath products, decorative made-ups, wallpapers and decorative accessories. Crockery, tableware, storage, plastics, kitchenware, kitchen appliances, cookware, home appliances, gifts, general houseware, travel goods, cleaning and maintenance
products, babies and kids’ products, and tenting and camping products were among the key houseware products.