On Passage 2/4 you found beautifully decorated shop windows by Karin Wahl, which you could also admire in a guided tour. In Passage 2/3 and in Hall 3.1, A 21/B 20, Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V. awaited the visitors with its exhibition on the theme of "Rainbows".
Window dressings to copy! Especially in summer it needs special productions to inspire its customers for handicrafts in this time. That's why in Passage 2/4 we showed several original shop windows, which are supposed to inspire you to copy.
Guided Tour: During a guided tour in front of the shop windows the designer Karin Wahl explained the concept of what to pay attention to when implementing the ideas and gave helpful tips for setting up a shop window.
Speed consultation : In addition, a speed consultation with Karin Wahl took place on the "my lovely livingroom". Here you could ask the expert all possible and impossible questions about the shop window.
Exhibition of the Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.
Each year, the guild invites its members to participate in its announcements with a quilt. The topic is set, the implementation is individual. This year the Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V. exhibited on the topic "Rainbow".
Matching the theme of the my lovely livingroom "Colour Your Business" visitors could watch many great quilts on the Passage 2/3.
„Cow & More"
The Guldusi embroidery programme in Laghmani, Afghanistan, has been in progress since 2004. In more than 10 years of visits to Afghan villages, two great advances have been made: the fathers have understood that not only their sons but also their daughters have to go to school. The second visible advance is cows. More than 10 years ago, one rarely saw a cow on a farm. Nowadays they are no longer rare and many embroiderers can afford a cow - even if not every year.
A sign of solidarity
The creative processing of a hand embroidered cow is to be understood as a concrete sign of solidarity with the embroiderers in the Afghan villages as well as recognition of development progress. Without forgetting that the country is still at war, something concrete is being done against the recurring statement that "things are not getting any better in Afghanistan".
The COWandMORE exhibition will be shown in many places and will provide a platform that proves that people from different cultures can work well together.
A collaboration of four partners
The German-Afghan Initiative (DAI e.V.), MADEIRA Garne, BERNINA International and the German Patchwork Guild e.V.
Further information at www.guldusi.com
DIY - Present new products
Under the motto „Present new products and ask questions“ we offered an exclusive special area with DIY product demonstrations for the first time at h+h cologne 2019. At Passage 3/11 exhibitors presented their innovations to the trade public at a demonstration table in 60-minutes sessions. Trade visitors could not only learn about the latest products, but also how they can present the products for their customers in their own shops.