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India’s EPCH named ‘Best Event Organizer’

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has been recognized as the Best Event Organizer at the recently concluded 6th edition of YIWU Imported Commodities Fair organized in China. The international trade fair is conducted every year by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). More than 1,500 companies from 100 countries participate in this fair. It is pertinent to mention here that EPCH is a nodal agency for promotion, development and export […]


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 […]


Sri Lanka honours handicraft artisans

Shilpa Abhimani National Handicrafts Awards have been given to 600 craftsmen who emerged winners of Handicrafts Competition held alongside SAARC Handicraft Exhibition in November 2016 in Sri Lanka. Over 30,000 participants took part in the first ever national handicrafts expo held in the country. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen and State Minister of Industry & Commerce Champika Premadasa attended the award distribution ceremony held in Polgolla earlier this […]


India’s EPCH organizes seminar in Orissa

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), apex Government body for promotion of exports of handicrafts, recently organized a seminar in Orissa to spread awareness among the primary producers, artisans, craft persons, SHG/NGO and small and tiny entrepreneurs about new marketing technologies, compliance and adoption of new technology for design upgradation, packaging and quality of products, to compete in the international markets. Gayatri Patnaik, Managing Director of Odisha State Co-operative Handicrafts Corporation; A. K. Panigrahi, Assistant […]


Review: IHGF – Home Furnishing exporters happy with footfall

Over the last few years it has been noticed that most of the sourcing fairs across the world are losing their charm, especially for Indian exporters. But the recently concluded Indian Handicraft & Gift Fair (IHGF) at Greater Noida was an exception as largely the participants (mostly in home textiles/soft goods segment) were happy with the buyer footfall. Some of them, in discussion with the buyers, claim to have received positive market feedback which is […]


EPCH goes global to promote Indian handicrafts

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is participating in ‘Spring Fair International’ NEC, Birmingham, UK from February 7-11, 2016. The fair is considered as one of the biggest international trade events dedicated to Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets, Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Luggage, Home & Volume, Jewellery & Accessories, etc. The show started in 1996 is being organized with a clear objective to focus on gifts, home, handicrafts and the handmade products with the view […]