CSI® and Ideas Active Sports Design Partner on Trend Colors

CSI® and Ideas Active Sports Design Partner on Trend Colors

Charlotte, NC, February 6, 2013 –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 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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