CSI and Ideas Active Sports Design Partner on Trend Colors

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Color Solutions International (CSI) announced today that it is partnering with IDEAS Active Sports Design Network to specify CSI colors on seasonal trend forecasts from IDEAS. The partnership will increase the speed of the seasonal palette development process for Brands and Retailers and improve color accuracy and consistency from design to garment.

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The new partnership with Ideas demonstrates how color forecasters and color standard providers can work together to deliver added value to their customer base

Color Solutions International (CSI) announced today that it is partnering with IDEAS Active Sports Design Network to specify CSI colors on seasonal trend forecasts from IDEAS. The trend colors are selected from CSI’s 4,000 ColorWallTM colors, which are formulated with production ready recipes based on globally available dyes from DyStar. As an added benefit, DyStar’s dyes have the highest ecological commitment (Econfidence®) in the textile industry.

The partnership will increase the speed of the seasonal palette development process for Brands and Retailers and improve color accuracy and consistency from design to garment. “The new partnership with Ideas demonstrates how color forecasters and color standard providers can work together to deliver added value to their customer base” commented Ron Pedemonte, DyStar Textile Services Global Manager.

The IDEAS color forecast aims specifically at the international sports market. A unique forecast two years ahead of the season – made by sports design professionals for the sports industry. “IDEAS strives constantly to improve the service for its customers, therefore the new partnership with DyStar is a perfect expansion” stated Nora Kuehner, Secretary General of IDEAS Active Sports Design Network.

About Color Solutions International (http://www.CSIColors.com)
Color Solutions International, a division of DyStar, provides retailers and brands with a variety of flexible color options and services. Starting with the first design inspiration, through color selection and then to the final product in the store, CSI’s expert staff provides fast, efficient and accurate process to respond quickly and effectively to today’s retail market. CSI is part of DyStar Textile Services (DTS) that, in addition, offers textile and ecology testing through Texanlab and ecology and environmental solutions and advice through its Ecology Solutions team. DTS also provides Sustainable Textile Service programs which are specifically developed to assist brands and retailers and their industry partners audit their supply chain and recommend RSL compliant sustainable solutions for improvement.

About Ideas Active Sports Design
IDEAS Active Sports Design Network was founded in 1996.
Offering design services to an industry which has started acting global very early, the founders of the association felt the need to establish a business platform and show-case for professionally qualified sports-related apparel, product and graphic designers. It is also a main purpose of IDEAS to obtain wider recognition of high-quality sports fashion and product design. Therefore membership to IDEAS is very selective and only experienced freelance working design studios are welcome. Please visit IDEAS for more information.

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