More than 75 exhibitors have already signalled strong interest in participating in the new Carpets & Rugs product segment at the next Heimtextil, which extends over an entire hall level, and further promising participation is in prospect.
The positive response comes from a wide range of countries, including commitments already received from Egypt, Bangladesh, China, Greece, India, Italy and Turkey. As such Heimtextil is successfully expanding its global range of home and household textiles further than ever.
International manufacturers of fitted, hand-woven, custom-made or machine-woven carpets, mats, runners and rugs are planning to present their latest collections, materials and textures at the next Heimtextil in Hall Level 5.1. Heimtextil is expanding its uniquely broad and deep product portfolio of home and contract textiles to include a product segment that is in high demand on the market and creating additional added value for a large number of relevant buyers.
“The high number of new exhibitors underlines the positive response to the launch of the Carpets & Rugs product segment and offers buyers the opportunity to network with new suppliers. This rounding off makes Heimtextil an even more diverse and comprehensive business platform,” says Bettina Bär, Director Heimtextil for the home textiles segment.
From hand-woven designs to machine precision
In the new Carpets & Rugs product segment, buyers and decision-makers for furniture stores, the carpet trade, home improvement stores and DIY specialty stores will be immersed in the diverse creativity of hand-woven rugs.
Participating exhibitors include Indian manufacturers such as Rugs Inc, Mittal International, The Rug Republic, Sarla Handicrafts and new exhibitor Harkom Setabganj from Bangladesh. Other new exhibitors from India include Flora International, Heritage Overseas, Rugs in Style and Vini Decor. Also showcasing their functional and non-slip designs are coir floor mat manufacturers such as Classic Coir Factory, Floor Decor, Fibre World and new exhibitor Tufko from India.
There is also a focus on manufacturers of machine-woven carpets, which feature durable designs and the use of precision technology. Exhibitors in this area include Egypt’s Oriental Weavers Group (Oriental Weavers, Mac Carpet, Egyptian Fibres Company), Nikotex Carpets (Greece) and Italian manufacturers Fini Cop and Royaltex.
“We return to Heimtextil with high expectations – and are sure they will be exceeded with the launch of Carpets & Rugs. The opening is a great occasion to present for the first time our new sustainable handmade indoor and outdoor product collections in both high-volume and retail quantities. Thanks to the high internationality of Heimtextil and the attraction of the new area, we look forward to new global contacts with influential buyers,” says Aditya Gupta, Founder of The Rug Republic.
Networking hub for the global carpet business
With Frankfurt am Main as an international trading hub and its worldwide reach through direct flights, all trade show participants benefit from the optimal accessibility of the site.
“We are very pleased about the strong presence of international manufacturers, whose pronounced degree of professionalisation, outstanding quality and strong commitment to environmental protection and corporate social responsibility play a significant role in the global carpet business. The high degree of internationalisation at Heimtextil enables them to network, especially with new contacts from relevant sales markets such as North America, Europe or the UAE,” says Bettina Bär.
Contract carpets in Hall 4.0
In addition to Hall 5.1, buyers for the contract business will find a joint area with contract carpet exhibitors in Hall 4.0, where manufacturers will present their carpet collections with functional, hard-wearing and easy-to-clean properties.