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HGH India puts Indian home market in global context

Published: September 1, 2023
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

 – Mrs. Vandana Kumar, Additional Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat

Trade Visitors from 600 cities and towns across the country at HGH India 

The 13th edition of HGH India saw visitors from 600 cities and towns nationally. 

Touring HGH India, Mrs. Vandana Kumar, Additional Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat said, “It’s my pleasure to be at HGH India this year. What is most interesting to me is the value that HGH India adds in everyone’s lives. Textiles and handicrafts are one of the largest employers. This trade show showcases Brand India in the best possible manner with our hand-crafted home textiles, furnishings, decorative made-ups, rugs etc. with high value addition.  The other potential of the fair is exports of branded products from India, specially to the emerging markets like South Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries. HGH India is a platform which is taking India to the world and bringing the world to India. Having over 40,000 visitors in four days is amazing. I also had an opportunity to speak to some of the exhibitors who are a regular at HGH India and that is clearly because of the value that the show adds. It is indeed very impressive and inspiring to see what HGH India has been doing for over a decade.”

There were many first-time exhibitors like Fabiano appliances, Surya flames, Shrawan handicrafts, Recliners India, Spring Well, Complete comfort therapeutic mattresses, Name Place Animal Thing, Furnitech Luxe from Pune, Wishing Chair, among others. 

Sustainable stories of Brands at HGH India 

Innova Mattresses, a Chennai based brand of mattresses, specialises in natural, organic and innovative products. They showcased their mattresses made of horse hair (imported from Netherlands), GOTS cotton, wool, hemp and coconut coir. The material is sourced in an eco-friendly manner and is 100% vegan, organic, biodegradable, and natural. 

Indian Heritage Pavilion 

HGH India has been promoting rich Indian Heritage since 2018. The show extends support to the artisans every year with their Indian Heritage pavilion. This year also, there were four artisans of National fame and recognition who displayed their art at the pavilion. The artists namely, Vivekanand Bagchi displayed his weaves for décor and gift items, hand-made with bamboo | Rajendra Ankam a weaver from Solapur, Maharashtra, carried forward the legacy of Textile weaving | Rameshwar Singh of Benaras, exhibited his expertise in hand made wooden toys and Abhay B Pandit showcased pottery art. 

Jute products

Indian Jute industry is one of the oldest industries in the country. It has almost 50,000 farm families, 2 lakh workers in the mills sector and 2 lakhs in Jute diversified sector which includes small artisans, entrepreneurs, MSME units across the country. HGH India is in sync with the jute board because it also promotes handicrafts, home furnishings and accessories sector. In this edition the Jute board had displayed six booths from Kolkata, Pune and Panipat. They represented jute shopping bags, carry bags, mats, carpets and rugs.

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