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EPCH welcomes joint venture between Indian, US companies

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is delighted to welcome a major ‘USA’s  Buying Account to India’ signed in Noida, Uttar Pradesh on March 24, 2017 between Currey of USA and Vasu India. “Due to high purchasing power of Indian population and overall changing scenario in the country in the field of digitalization, Make in India initiative, low labour salaries in comparison to other countries, India has become most favoured Nation for multinational companies […]

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Exhibition Excellence Awards honours EPCH

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and its Executive Director Rakesh Kumar have been honoured as true champions of exhibition industry. “Exhibitions and conventions are the catalyst to an economy’s growth.  Exhibition organisers, event and venues and leading service partners were on the platform to celebrate the achievements of the year 2016,”said Kumar in a statement issued by the EPCH. Kumar was honoured with title “The Iron Man” of the Exhibition Industry for 2016 […]

March 21, 2017

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Review: Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair

Still facing the heat of slow European markets, medium- and even bigger-level home furnishing exporters are doing their best for survival, and finding means to explore newer markets and have more focus on PD. The recently concluded Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF) by EPCH witnessed many such exporters that are geared up for newer markets. Some of them even prepared country-specific samples, continuously increasing their PD initiatives. The good thing about this is that […]

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8th Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair in April

The eighth edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair is back… The four-day event, starting April 20, will be organized at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, alongside HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair, Asia’s leading event of its kind. A comprehensive selection of household and textile products to cater to the needs of worldwide buyers will be showcased at the twin event. “The HKTDC International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair […]

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IHGF 2017: Best displays bag recognition

The prestigious Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards, instituted in the memory of Ajay Shankar, former Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), have been distributed by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) for the best designed displayed stands on the concluding day of 43rd edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017. The awards were given in 12 product categories such as Furniture & Home Accessories, Home Textiles, Furnishing & Floor Coverings, Carpet & Rugs, Lamps and Lighting products, Houseware, Decorative & […]

February 21, 2017

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EPCH and IIFT ink deal at IHGF 2017

At the 43rd edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2017, an MoU has been signed between Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for setting up incubation centres at craft clusters of the county in order to encourage entrepreneurship in handicrafts sector. EPCH and IIFT aim to create 5,000 entrepreneurs in next five years. A pilot incubation centre has already been initiated at Moradabad Resource Centre at Moradabad.  The recently […]

February 21, 2017

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IHGF 2017: Showcase of Craft Traditions attracts visitors

Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (Ministry of Textiles), India launched an ‘Integrated Design and Technical Development Project’ at the 43rd edition of “IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017” in Greater Noida. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has taken the initiative of project’s implementation to guide artisans towards bringing out products as per market demand and suitability as well as reviving languishing crafts. For this project, which aims at engaging new generation artisans who are drifting away from […]

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43rd IHGF raises curtains!

43rd Edition of “IHGF- Delhi Fair Spring 2017” has been inaugurated by Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma on February 16. The fair is amongst Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair and will run till February 20, 2017 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. It’s worth mentioning here that IHGF holds a place in Limca Book of World Records as “the world’s largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof.” While inaugurating the fair, […]

February 18, 2017

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India’s EPCH participates at Maison & Objet in France

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is participating at Maison & Objet 2017 and exhibiting Indian handicrafts products under the banner of “India – Magic of Gifted Hands” in Paris, France. Maison & Objet is a major French trade fair for interior designs. Held bi-annually in January and September, the fair has been described as among the three most important European events for interior design. It is known for huge collection of innovation and […]

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Indian handicraft exports note 8.3% growth: EPCH

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has reported that handicraft exports from the country registered growth of 8.3 per cent in the April-December period of this fiscal year to US $2.67 billion from a year ago. This news has come at the time when textile and garment sector failed to grab desired growth. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH said that usually the last quarter sees a lot of handicraft exports. So, we expect […]

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Home furnishing industry positive for 2017, but was not so happy last year

The home industry has been in focus of late and amidst the extension of garment sector benefits to made-up units, dull market sentiments and shocking news of Target Corp. terminating business relationship with Welspun India for passing off cheap cotton sheets as made from premium Egyptian Cotton, for most of the exporters, 2016 was just about satisfactory. The good thing though is that a majority of them are enthusiastic about 2017 and clear about their […]

January 20, 2017

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Heimtextil 2017: India’s EPCH takes part

India-based Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) took part in the recently concluded Heimtextil Germany 2017, the biggest international trade fair for home textiles and household, organized in Frankfurt. The fair is known for showcasing latest trends and innovations in home furnishing, home textiles, floor covering, crocheted lace and embroidery, etc. India’s participation at the fair was organized by the Council in order to provide the marketing opportunity to the stakeholders of Narsapur Mega Cluster […]

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Open schools, industry must join hands for workers’ education: Indian Textiles Minister

Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India has urged EPCH (Export Promotion Council For Handicrafts) to tie up with National Institute of Open School and open universities like IGNOU so that artisans and their children get better and easy education. “Workers are the backbone of our industry and we should treat them as our family members and also take care of them,” she said during the 21st EPCH Export Awards function, which took […]

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Indian Textiles Minister honours handicraft exporters

India’s Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani gave away awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 to various handicraft exporters at the 21st edition of EPCH Awards. More than 130 exporters got recognition in various categories. As far as awards related to textile-based handicrafts are concerned, Malani Impex Inc. (Jaipur) and Mani Fashions & Accessories, Noida won in this category, while  House of Incas (New Delhi) was honoured […]

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Indian Textiles Minister to felicitate handicraft exporters

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has announced that the awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 will be distributed on the 9th January, 2017 to more than 60 handicraft exporters at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The chief guest of the function will be Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles. Also, Ajay Tamta, Union Minister of State for Textiles and K.K. Jalan, Secretary, MSME and Additional Charge of Ministry […]

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