HGH India 2019, the annual trade show for home textiles, home décor, gifts & houseware in India is back with its 8th edition. The three day exposition was inaugurated by Shantamanu Development Commissioner, Handicrafts along with Arun Roongta, Managing Director of HGH India and other dignitaries from the industry.

While inaugurating HGH India 2019, Shantamanu, Development Commissioner, Handicrafts, said, “In the last eight years of operation, HGH India has displayed clear, increasing progress. Their focus, much like ours has always been on the artisans, craftsmen, carpet weavers and handicraft workers. Trade shows like this help in providing exposure to them and watching the biggest names of the industry together on one unified platform, helps them understand the kind of opportunities available. While HGH stands for home décor, gifts and houseware, for me it stands for higher, go higher.”

Commenting on the occasion Arun Roongta, Managing Director, HGH India, said, “We at HGH India are overwhelmed with the response in spite of the delayed start. I would like to thank all the exhibitors and retailers for their unanimous support in helping us keep the show alive for the benefit of the entire industry. HGH India’s 8th edition is a testimony to the entire home product industry’s trust in the trade show and we are confident that it will be another successful year for all our patrons, accelerating the growth of the home textile, home décor, houseware and gift industries.”

Despite incessant rains in Mumbai during this period, the threeday trade show received an overwhelming response with the presence of 700 brands and manufacturers (+15 percent) from 32 countries as exhibitors and 35,900 trade visitors (+2.9 percent) 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 & 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.

Amongst 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 amongst the key houseware products