HGH India 2016, the fifth annual edition of the trade show for home textiles, home décor, gifts and houseware, held recently at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, had a 10 per cent rise in the number of trade visitors at 25,000, primarily retailers from 422 cities and towns covering all the States of India. The display in this trade show focused on home fashion trends for 2016-17. Over 450 leading Indian and international brands and manufacturers from 30 countries unveiled their innovations and new collections at HGH India 2016.
Rashmi Verma, Secretary Textiles, Government of India, while inaugurating HGH India 2016 said that India was one of the most promising markets in the world today with its 7.5 per cent GDP growth and 65 per cent population below the age of 35 years. This market held a huge growth potential for manufacturers and brands for home products from across the globe as consumers here are upwardly mobile with increasing disposable incomes.
Offline and online retailers, speciality stores, hypermarkets, distributors, importers, wholesalers and institutional buyers found products and services at HGH India 2016 innovative, well-designed and of high quality standards.
Trade visitors could identify the new and upcoming colours, designs, materials and styles for 2016-17 in home textiles, furnishings, home décor and houseware through ‘Cognizance’ a stylish and well-researched Trends Pavilion put up by the organisers.
Besides the national players in product categories like bed & bath linen, furnishing fabrics, floor coverings & carpets, mattresses, table & kitchen linen, wall papers, blinds and window dressings, home décor accessories, fragrances & spa products, handicrafts, artifacts, gifts, cookware, tableware, kitchenware and general houseware; international exhibitors from countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Italy, USA, UAE, Turkey, etc. found HGH India a useful platform to expand their distribution network not only in the metro cities, but in the rapidly growing Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and towns.
With successful business results, the next edition of HGH India, scheduled from July 4-6, 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, has already generated a very high interest amongst Indian and international exhibitors as well as visitors.