Market Trends

Distribution of home decor and gift items in the US

With its annual consumption of USD 13 billion, the US is one of the biggest home décor and gift markets in the world. In recent years, the exportation of home décor and gift items from Vietnam to the US has been increasing

New trends in the EU for home decor & textiles

In coming years, we can expect changes in the social patterns of EU, with a rising middle class in Eastern European countries, the growing importance of CSR- certified products (Corporate Social Responsibility) and more demand for personalized/simplified  as well as products with a soul

Changes in the world handicraft market

The global market for home accessories is estimated to be at least US$ 100 billion according to a study done by US Aid on the “Global Market Assessment for Handicrafts”. The United States of America remains the largest importer of the home accessories with a total value of US$ 67

Home decor and accessories in Laos

In a survey undertaken in the framework of this research among 25 European importers and consultants the resource persons indicated highest market demand for product groups such as recycled products, bags, home textiles, scarves and other textile accessories, 

Key retailers in the global handicraft market

Discounters/mass retailers are high-volume, fast turn-over “big-box” stores that sell a variety of merchandise (sometimes including groceries) at lower than conventional prices. Checkout is centralized and service is kept to a minimum. These companies import the majority

Megatrends for Home décor and Home textile in Europe

As the world around us becomes increasingly complex and people mentally over-challenged, we have a greater longing than ever not only for more safety, but for a feeling of comfort, calm and balance. In this context, the home is gaining signifi cance. The way we live turns into a conscious

Trend Forecast - What you need to know

Trend forecast is not about creating something new. It is the observation of what already exists and the interpretation of people’s behaviour and moods. It tries to anticipate the future needs of consumers - what will people want? how will they want to live? what will be important to them? 

Home Decoration & Personal Accessories Myanmar

Among the three countries, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, Myanmar is the second-largest exporter of home decoration, home textiles and gifts to the European market, with a value of US$12.396 million for selected HS codes in 2015, while Cambodia is by far the most important exporter

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