12th July, 2015 -The three days specialized Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts concluded today. The show was the 8th edition in the series of specialized shows organized by EPCH every year at India Expo Centre & Mart. 350 exhibitors drawn from all parts of the India participated in this show and displayed products such as fashion jewellery, semi precious jewellery, fashion accessories, hand bags, fancy and embroidered fashion shoes.
More than 450 buyer representatives in india and their visited the show and source their requirement. Estimated business enquiries to the tune of Rs 110 crore were generated during three days show said Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH.
One of the important features of the show was an exclusive display by primary producers of handcrarfted products from Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Bareilly, Bhuj, Lucknow and Srinagar – NGO/Artisans from North East, Eastern, Western, Central, Southern and Northern regions.
The objective of setting up of this display by primary producers was to enable the exporters and buyers to source new products for their supplies to foreign markets. About 180 primary producers participated in this display.
Another important feature of IFJAS 2015 was the organization of a special meeting between the primary producers and the exporters with the intention to know each other about products being exported, new products which can be sourced and new source of supplies for the exporters can be explored. The objective was also to bring newness in terms of products, raw material base and source of supplies before the exporting community.
Ajay Shankar Memorial awards which were instituted in the memory of late Mr. Ajai Shankar, former development Commissioner (Handicrafts) were also distributed in two product categories to the participants for best designed and displayed stands. In fashion accessories categories M/s Enkay Exports (India) Ltd, Agra received Gold award, M/s Fashion Accessories(India) , New Delhi received Silver award and M/s Ajanta Exports House, Ghaziabad received bronze award in Fashion jewellery categories M/s Sehaj Impex, New Delhi received the Gold award, Ms Sini Jewels, New Delhi received Silver award and M/s “Anuva” by Dileep Industries Pvt. Ltd. Jaipur received the bronze award.
A seminar on Trends and fashions 2017 was also organized during the show in which well established designers given their presentation before the participants so that they can upgrade themselves for future trends. Ms. Mehera Blum from Bluemera and Ms. Kamlesh Pangtey from Pearl Academy apprised the participants for the demand of products in the markets.
The exports of fashion jewellery and accessories has touched Rs. 3840.60 crore in the year 2014-15 against Rs. 3036.68 crore in the year 2013-14.
The EPCH is a nodal agency for promotion of handicrafts from India and project India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicrafts.