Concurrent seminar to highlight developments in Digital Printing in Home Textiles
More than two months away from its opening, the launch edition of Heimtextil India, the country’s leading trade fair for Home and Contract textiles, has garnered tremendous response both from exhibitors and potential trade visitors, and is completely sold out.
Leading industry players like D’Decor Home Fabrics Pvt. Ltd, Dicitex Furnishings, Dimora Furnishings, Birla Century, Portico New York, Reliance Industries Ltd and many others have confirmed their participation, and are eagerly waiting to present their collections at Heimtextil India, where next season’s Home fashion and textile trends are exhibited before they even reach the stores. “Heimtextil is globally identified as the go-to destination to spot international trends in the Home and contract textiles market; and with the overwhelming response we have received for the 2014 edition of Heimtextil India, we can say that the show is ready to present designs, trends and solutions that will put India on the global map”, shared Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India.
With both new and leading brands confirming their presence for Heimtextil India, trade visitors and buyers will find a unique mix of fresh, artistic and contemporary customised solutions. Moreover, the 2014 edition has strong support from the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), who believe it will be a perfect platform for interior designers, architects and retail chains looking at sourcing new products in the home furnishing and textile market. The most innovative applications across an array of product categories, such as bedroom, bath linen, table linen, kitchen textiles, window decorations, furniture fabric salon, textile floor coverings, walls of the world and design & technology will be on display.
Regarding their participation in the exhibition, Mr Arun Bhawsingka, CEO, Portico New York said: “Heimtextil is an important industry event globally. The launch of the show in India aligns with Portico New York’s mission to make Indian homes more fashionable. It will be inspiring to identify the latest products and trends that will influence the retail market in the coming season. We will be introducing our range of bed & bath creations as well as our premium home furnishing products to the market through the show, and display haute couture in home fashion by the likes of Manish Arora, Neeta Lulla & Nishka Lulla.”
Focussing on future-oriented materials, styles and colours, the show will include inspiring collections by Rumors-Ascent Decors Pvt Ltd, Salona Bichona, Woolmark and Tex Trend Group, who will showcase cost-effective home textile solutions through their new range of fabrics and finishes for the modern Indian consumer.
Looking forward to the 2014 edition of Heimtextil India, Mr Kenny Shin, CEO, STAR CJ commented: “Home furnishing is one of the key verticals at STAR CJ and we strive to offer our viewers with the finest quality products available. We are looking at sourcing practical home furnishing solutions that suit the taste, lifestyle and budgets of the urban middle-class segment, and we shall visit Heimtextil India to see the latest developments in fabrics and textiles. This will help us add to our wide range of offerings in this segment, thus providing our consumers with a larger set of home furnishing products to choose from.” STAR CJ Network (I) Pvt. Ltd. is India’s No. 1 Home Shopping channel that offers a variety of products through its unique TV programmes.
South Asia Digital Textile Conference to highlight developments in Digital Fabric Printing
Another major development in the field of home furnishings and textiles which will be covered at Heimtextil India is Digital Fabric Printing. Industry experts claim digital printing accounts for nearly one per cent of the global market for printed textiles, and is set to expand its share to as much as 10 per cent in the next five years#. Not only does this open up innumerable opportunities for textile and furnishing brands, it enables experimentation and customisation at ground budget levels. To allow industry professionals to understand the creative and commercial aspects of digital textile printing as well as chart the roadmap for this sector, Heimtextil India will host the South Asia Digital Textile Conference.
The one-day conference will see industry leaders come together to discuss international trends and recent developments as well as notable brands like Hewlett-Packard and Urban Monsoon Design Studio will present the technology behind Digital Fabric Printing.
Heimtextil is a part of the Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network which is a combination of the world’s most important textile trade fairs. Spread across 5,000 sqm and scheduled alongside Ambiente India, another major international property for the Home Décor segment, Heimtextil is expected to welcome leading manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and designers along with institutional buyers, sourcing houses, as well as large and standalone retail outlets as trade visitors, and ‘exhibits’ a positive outlook for a very successful edition of the show. The trade fair will be held from 19 – 21 June at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
To know more, please visit event website: www.heimtextil.in
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organisers with 543* million euros in sales and 2,026* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised 114* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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* preliminary numbers (2013)