C-Design, Corel Collaborate On CAD Apparel Software

Paris-based C-Design a developer of software solutions for the apparel industry, recently partnered
with Ottawa-based Corel Corp. a developer of productivity, graphics and digital media software to
introduce C-DESIGN Fashion®, a computer-aided design (CAD) software solution for the fashion

“We recognize that designers in the highly competitive fashion industry are under constant
pressure to take their designs from the concept sketch to the retail store more quickly than ever,”
said Patrick Abbou, CEO, C-Design. “The C-Design Fashion solution is created to meet this need
head-on, providing a one-stop software package that streamlines the fashion design process, making
fashion houses more efficient and ultimately more profitable.”

The new software built on the CorelDRAW® graphics engine and available in French, English and
Spanish supports bitmap and vector graphics formats; and offers a database of more than 18,000
existing garments, shapes and detailing for womens, mens and childrens fashions. Using C-Design
Fashion, pattern makers and designers are able to design garments and accessories by quickly adding
fabrics, colors, prints and special effects.

Technical packs included in the software enable communication to suppliers of information
such as size specifications, labeling and sewing instructions, and measurement boards.

May 8, 2007