Smriti Irani Inaugurates India Pavilion at Heimtextil Frankfurt
Heimtextil’18 – Frankfurt: More than 390 exhibitors showcased India’s skill, innovation & diversity in textiles.
Over 390 Indian companies exhibited the country’s expertise in textile at the recently concluded Heimtextil expo held on 9-12 January 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Billed to be the world’s biggest fair for interior textiles, the Heimtextil was inaugurated by Smriti Irani, Indian Textile Minister.
The trade fair was supposed to be the most important international platform for home furnishings and textiles and hosts India was the second largest participating company. Heimtextil 2018 was a trend setter for the whole business year, as new trends and innovations in interior textiles, home furnishings, household textiles and a range of allied services were being showcased in the expo.
Leading players like Alps Industries, D‘Decor, Reliance, Shri Laxmi Cotsyn, Trident, Welspun many others had showcased their range of new products. India’s design talent, and the winner of Interior Lifestyle Awards’17, Ms Malhotra had showcased a collection of home textiles and Traditional Handloom Designs in Home furnishing and fabrics made with Yak wool, Himalayan sheep wool, Silk Wool.
Government bodies such as the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), and Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) were also participating along with Indian manufacturer-exporters.
Reportedly, Indian home textile industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8 per cent and reach USD 5.29 billion by 2018. And, curtains and upholstery, rugs and carpets are expected to grow at CAGR of 8 per cent and 9.4 per cent, respectively.
It is but natural that global players are set to come to the Indian edition of Heimtextil in June 2018.
Heimtextil India will take place from 27 – 29 June 2018 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi alongwith the world-renowned Ambiente India fair thus targetting the full spectrum of home textiles, furnishings and interior decor. This fair will have the participation of big players such as D’Decor, Welspun, Raymond, Reliance Industries, Sheena Exports, V& J Furnishing among others.
India Textile Minister, Smriti Irani also met Messe Frankfurt representatives wherein discussions centred on greater participation of India at Heimtextil in the coming years as well as organisation of international trade exhibitions jointly that would benefit bilateral textile trade relations.
Heimtextil India will provide the much needed impetus to the India’s home textile, decor and handicrafts sector by fostering trade and design exchange.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that Heimtextil’19 will be held again in Frankfurt from 8-11 January 2019.