The strong position of the h+h cologne as the leading international trade fair for the sector is an optimal basis for reaching important target groups worldwide on site in Cologne. For more than 10 years, the h+h cologne has recorded a continuous increase in trade visitors and exhibitors as well as ever greater internationalisation.
h+h cologne is strictly a trade fair, which means that access is restricted to those carrying trade-visitor identification. The b2b nature of the fair is one of the pillars of the event’s success. About 38 % of the 16,000 h+h cologne visitors come from outside Germany. h+h cologne is most popular with wholesalers, retailers and online traders, though 10 % of the visitors are producers. 82 % of all trade visitors have a strong influence on buying decisions within their firm or area.
The industry uses h+h cologne to make and strengthen new business contacts, to order new merchandise, gather information on market news and for a general exchange of information.
Last Edition and event facts:
The h+h cologne is the world's most important trade platform for the textile handicrafts industry. More than 16,800 visitors from 80 countries and over 400 exhibitors attended the last physical trade fair in 2019.
·Accessories, Instruction Books,
·Appliqué Works / Laces / Braids & Labels,
·Iron-on Patterns, Mountings, Picture Frames, Decoration Articles,
·Iron, Thimbles, Needlework Implements, Needlework Mountings,
·Knitting Needles & Crocheting Hooks,
·Needlework Kits, Needlework Fabrics,
·Home-Textiles, Embroidered, Buttons,
·Knotting Kits / Knotting Wool,
·Haberdashery, Shop Fitting & Design,
·Macramé Yarns / Accessories,
·Sewing Yarns, Sewing & Craft Storage Containers,
·Sewing Machines / Accessories, Sequins,
·Beads, Trimmings, Quilting/Patchwork, Zippers, Scissors, Patterns,
·Embroidery Ribbons, Embroidery Yarns, Embroidery Kits, Embroidery Machines,
·Decoration Canvas, Knitting & Crocheting Yarns,
·Knitting Machine Yarns, Knitting Machines / Accessories,
·Daylight Lamps, Tapestry / Gobelins,
·Carpet Yarns, Carpet Knotting Frames / Implements,
·Textile Design Packaging / Carrier Bags,
·Weaving Yarns, Weaving Frames / Looms / Accessories,
Visitors from the following sectors have access to the fair:
·Producers of handcraft products
·Associations & Schools