Linking Maker & Market launches at EcoStyle

Pop-up exhibition of ranges from 28 exporters

Aug 20, 2015 by Irene Vermeulen

'Linking Maker to Market' is a pop-up exhibition that showcases a curated selection of products from exporters participating in CBI's Export Coaching Programmes. Highlighting the most outstanding products, this innovative exhibition shows a mix of craft and design products, and shows what CBI does – linking suppliers from emerging economies and importers from the EU.

At EcoStyle, Messe Frankfurt's fair for sustainable lifestyle products, taking place alongside Tendence, CBI is launching its exciting new concept 'Linking Maker and Market'. Buyers looking for ethically sourced products will have a chance to find 28 new product ranges from 9 different countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar and South Africa.

On behalf of CBI, and in collaboration with colleague Mark Kwami, Craftscurator has created the concept for this exhibition and has curated the product selection.

Come and vist 'Linking Maker & Market' at EcoStyle Frankfurt August 29 – September 1, 2015 hall 9.2 booth A50. Check out the exporter profiles on the CBI homelifestyle website.

Handmade basketry in geometrical pattern
by Uganda Crafts from Uganda
Metal lamps with handmade decoration
by Urban Nomads from Egypt
Sturdy stools in natural materials
by Tashinda from Indonesia
Salt stone candle holders
by Candle Connection from Egypt
Wooden kitchen accessories
by Wood & Soul from Indonesia
Knitted toy animals
by Kenana Knitters from Kenya
Finely woven baskets
by Kwanza from Tanzania
Doorknobs in precious materials
by Maharani from Indonesia