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Mela attends the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair

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Mela Artisans’ team visited the 2013 Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair which took place from October 15-18 in New Delhi. Organized by the non-profit Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, this biannual event featured 2400 exhibitors of home décor, textiles, home furnishings, eco-friendly gifts, jewelry and fashion accessories.  The export of handicrafts from India is a $3 billion plus industry and is projected to grow 20% this year alone!

Our team explored the fair’s offerings, looking for artisan groups that produce high quality work and unique designs to add to Mela Artisans’ exclusive collections. 

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Handcrafted textiles, home furnishings and fashion accessories were featured at the show.

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Chief Creative Director Dipali Patwa and Founder Navroze Mehta talked to many vendors of high-quality handcrafted home and fashion accessories.

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Product Development Manager Kamal Wadkar evaluated the vast array of textiles with a critical eye.

 

To learn more about Mela Artisans, click here.  Exclusive new designs from the IHGF will be featured in our collections over the coming months.

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  • Esha Chhabra