CHARLOTTE — 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
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.
Posted on February 12, 2013