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Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC)



Established in 1965, the Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a statutory body constituted under The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India (GoI). The council is headquarted in Chennai and has regional offices in New Delhi. It is mainly engaged in providing support and guidance to the Indian handloom exporters and helps in trade promotion and international marketing.


Some of the services offered by the association are as follows:


  • Organising trade fairs, exhibitions and buyer-seller meets in India and abroad
  • Collecting and disseminating trade data and commercial intelligence reports to exporters
  • Laying down standards of quality and packaging for Indian handlooms exporters
  • Assisting in research on technological schemes to improve efficiency of the Indian handloom sector
  • Sending trade missions to foreign countries



For the benefit of the Indian handloom exporters, HEPC brings out publications such as India Colour Catalogue, Handloom Atlas of India, Dyeing Manual and Source Book, among others.

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