Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Goan handicrafts to be displayed in international fairs
Goan handicrafts to be displayed in international fairs
11
Jul '09
Handicrafts of Goa will be displayed in two of the biggest and prestigious international trade fairs. For showcasing these handicrafts, the Central Government has chosen the Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (GHRSSID). This is the first achievement of its kind for the corporation.

Accordingly, the corporation will participate in the California Gift Fair in Los Angeles from July 17 to July 21, 2009 and in Thessaloniki Gift Fair, Greece during September 5 to September 13, 2009, to explore lucrative export opportunities in the US and Europe.

The Central government will be bearing the entire cost of participation, revealed Managing Director GHRSSIDC, Mr. Nikhil Desai, who will represent GHRSSIDC in the fairs.

Exquisite handicrafts from Goa such as coconut shell craft, carved wooden items, sea shell craft, brassware, terracotta, azulejos tile paintings, fibre idols, banana fibre crafts will be showcased in these international trade fairs, to attract buyers and wholesale procuring agents, explained Mr. Desai.

The US and European countries import more than 65 percent of the Indian handicrafts which gives employment to nearly 1 million people. Shops in the US and Europe have again started buying Indian handicrafts. In fiscal 2008-09, the exports of Indian handicrafts stood at Rs. 8,500 crore which was Rs. 14,500 crores in 2007-08, he added.

In the export markets, Goa doesn't enjoy any share. Hence, the corporation has commenced effective measures to tap domestic as well as the international market. It intends to create demand for Goan handicrafts to generate hundreds of job opportunities for unemployed youth and to conserve the traditional art that has been practiced for number of generations.

Due to unique ethnic touch and creative designs, the Goan crafts have wide scope in domestic and overseas markets. In order to enhance the overall quality of traditional handicrafts, the corporation is in the process of taking effective steps, informed Mr. Desai.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

India needs to double cotton farmers’ income: top official

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers...

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

Pakistan seeks more JVs with China: textile minister

The Pakistani Government wants to forge more joint ventures (JVs)...

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2017

Egypt’s garment exports touch $941 million in 8 months

Egypt's garment exports touched $941 million in the first eight...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search