The 4th edition of Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS 2011), organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), gave a business worth over Rs 64 crore during its three-day exposition at the India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida on Sunday.
The show which had 200 exhibitors were visited by 310 foreign buyers, representing world famous major buying houses and retail chains.
The display range included fashion jewellery, semi precious fashion jewellery, fashion accessories, hand bags, purses, fancy shoes and embroidered fashion accessories etc. basically of western design.
One of the major highlights of the show was a thematic stand display by the SWAROVSKI. ELEMENTS. SWAROVSKI made two ramps presentation on each of the show and highlighted their products like accessories, bags, fancy shoes, belts and waistbands.
Another display of importance was Theme Pavilion by the National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) which highlighted the creations of National Award winners, NGOs and Welfare Groups. The focus in this pavilion was on regional crafts in bags, ornaments, fancy foot wear and chikankari embroidery.
Rita Menon, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, also visited the show on the concluding day and appreciated the display. Buyers from across the globe with majorly from USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Poland, South America, Turkey, Botswana, Hungary, LAC, France, Spain, Australia, Germany, South Africa and Belgium visited the show to source their requirements. This mega event is one of its kinds of international show dedicated entirely to the jewellery and accessories industry.
The world market for fashion jewellery and accessories is over USD 16.3 billion in which India's share is negligible. India’s exports from this segment are to the tune of Rs 886 crore which is about 8 percent of the total handicrafts exports from the country.