Market Trends

EU requirements for foreign Tourism industry

There are a number of legal, non-legal, voluntary and common requirements that organisations offering tourism services to the European market must or should comply with. Strict regulations must be complied to ensure travelers' safety

Hemp plant pots

Hemp has always been known for its myriad of qualities. Not only is it purported to be the strongest natural fiber in the world but it is also sustainable and create least harm during the producing process. Magically, it can be used to create a biodegradable material

3D Printed Bamboo Structure Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Technology

Bridging the gap between the old and the new is never easy. Traditional building methods, where you often adjust to the unpredictability of a natural material, seem to contrast with the mechanical precision of modern construction.

IKEA launches homeware made from rice straw to help reduce India's smoke problem

IKEA is collaborating with rice straw collectors to make products with the Swedish company's existing suppliers in the region. The project was unveiled today as part of this year's Democratic Design Days, IKEA's annual conference, at the company's headquarters in Älmhult

What trends offer opportunities on the European market for vases?

Vases have evolved from serving primarily as a vehicle for displaying flowers to being home accessories in their own right. So, they are no longer purely functional (holding the water for flowers) but also have added emotional values.

Ban sought on import of silk from China

The Silk Association of India (SAI), a body comprising cocoon farmers, silk reelers and weavers, has written to Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani seeking a complete ban on silk originating from China – exported directly to India or through Vietnam and other countries 

Thai silk demand is increasing

Thai silk continues to ride a boom in global demand, with growth estimated at 33 per cent year on year in 2019. Among the factors driving growth are the nouveau riche in China , who love to decorate their homes with golden silk.

Indonesia’s Furniture Industry

Indonesia has long been known as one of the world's leading furniture manufacturers. Its teak and rattan products are sought after in both the local and international markets. However, despite its natural competitive advantages in terms of raw materials

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