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EPCH participates in Maison&Objet 2018

Maison&Objet invites exhibitors and visitors from around the world and showcases a high-quality international product range

EPCH participates in Maison&Objet 2018

European Union is one of the leading importers of Indian handicrafts, and exports to the European Union had remained on increasing trend. The exports of Indian handicrafts to European Union has grown to Rs 4905.95 crores during 2017-18 as compared to 4437.11 crores during 2016-17. In the European Union, France has a special place and is one of the largest importers of the Indian products particularly houseware and homeware handicrafts.

In view of tremendous business opportunities in European market, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is participating in 'Maison&Objet 2018' and hence have organised a thematic display of selected Indian handicrafts products under the banner of 'India – Magic of Gifted Hands' in Hall no. 6 of Paris Nord Villepinte, France, from September 7 – 11.

Eight member exporters from different handicrafts clusters are displaying premium products including home décor, home textiles, and furnishing, Christmas decoration, metal art ware, glassware, leather crafts, furniture decorative etc. The objective of the thematic display is to create interest of visitors in Indian handicrafts.

Raghvendra Singh, Secretary (Textiles), Govt. of India inaugurated the EPCH thematic pavilion in the presence of Sarvjeet Soodan, Head of Economic and Commercial Wing, Embassy of India in Paris, France, and member participants.

Singh also gave best wishes to EPCH for such initiative and appreciated the effort and ideas of the council to showcase the wide range of Indian handicrafts from various handicrafts clusters under one roof which will definitely create the interest of the buyers.

Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH said that thematic display in Maison&Objet 2018 fair will create the image of Indian handicrafts in the world famous design oriented fair and will create India as a sourcing destination.

Maison&Objet is the multicultural crossroads of contemporary living, places for meetings and exchanges. The show invites exhibitors and visitors from around the world and showcases a high-quality international product range. It provides a comprehensive overview of the excellence and innovation that help to share the best of creativity.

'Maison&Objet Paris' is regularly organized twice a year in January and September at Paris, France and considered to be the gateway to the designer world for last 22 years.

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