Over 380 Indian companies are set to come together to showcase the country’s textile expertise at the world’s biggest home and contract textile fair – Heimtextil next week. The trade fair, regarded as the biggest and most important international platform for home furnishings and textiles, will open doors at the Frankfurt fair ground in Frankfurt am Main from January 10-13, 2017.
Also the first trade fair of the year for its sector, Heimtextil 2017 will be a trend barometer for the whole business year, spotlighting new trends and innovations in interior textiles, home furnishings, household textiles and a range of allied services. Representing India‘s strengths in these key segments, over 380 home furnishing and textile manufacturers will present their latest collections and textile innovations at the fair. Among the exhibiting companies at Frankfurt are India’s leading players like Alps Industries, D’Decor, Indo Count, K.G. Denim, Trident and Welspun among others.
Also representing India’s design talents is the winner of Interior Lifestyle Awards 2016. Riddhi Jain who will be showcasing ‘Re-’ by Medium, a collection of home textiles and wall art born from the idea of recycling, using the spontaneity of natural textures and tie and dye wastes. It is multilayered and elaborate yet deceptively simple. The textiles cannot be copied or recreated to perfection.
Leading government bodies including the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), Powerloom Development Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) and Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) will be participating collectively with over 380 Indian manufacturer-exporters, marking the second largest participating country among the exhibiting companies. Second only to China, India’s participation is set to open doors for sector players for textile trade worldwide.
In the domestic arena, Indian home textile industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8 per cent and reach $5.29 billion by 2018. During the same period, curtains and upholstery and rugs and carpets will grow at CAGR of 8 per cent and 9.4 per cent respectively. Vying for this lucrative market, global players are set to come to the Indian edition of Heimtextil in June this year. Among these are leading industry giants such as D’Decor, Welspun, Raymond, Rumors, RR Decor, Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn, V&J Furnishing, etc.
Heimtextil India will take place from June 20-22, 2017 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi alongside the world-renowned Ambiente India fair thus targeting the full spectrum of home textiles, furnishings and interior decor. While Heimtextil India will provide the much needed impetus to the India’s home textile, decor and handicrafts sector by fostering trade and design exchange, India’s participation in Frankfurt is set to inspire confidence among global consumers.