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CSI & A&E partner to launch ColorWall Seam Link
Dec '12
Color Solutions International (CSI) announced that it is partnering with American & Efird (A&E) to bring Brands and Retailers a new value added technical solution called Color Wall SEAM LINK. This new benefit is a proprietary technology that quickly recommends A&E thread color matches to the CSI ColorWall standards by utilizing the CSI color management platform.

ColorWall SEAM LINK provides development, design, creative and technical teams with accurate thread matches to CSI color standards early in the design process, allowing for reduced process time, and increased match confidence.

“The new partnership with A&E is a great example of textile supply chain partners working together to create a service for Brands & Retailers that dramatically improves color consistency from design to garment, increases color matching speed, and delivers the highest ecology standards ”, commented Ron Pedemonte, DyStar Textile Services Global Manager.

“We are excited about our collaboration with CSI. Our shared input and technologies have yielded an Innovative, upstream color tool which will certainly offer value to our mutual customer base. Two eco conscious companies partnering to create an accurate, time saving solution to today’s fashion color demands” says Chris Alt, A&E’s VP of Global Retail Solutions.

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.

A&E, headquartered in Mt. Holly, N.C., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sewing thread, embroidery yarns and technical textiles for worldwide industrial and consumer markets. With 31 manufacturing centers and 76 distribution points in 41 countries, A&E is truly a global supplier. A&E maintains a long-standing commitment to Environmental Health & Safety and Sustainability and Social Responsibility in all of its worldwide operations.

DyStar, with a heritage of over 100 years of both product and application innovation, was founded in 1995 as a coloration specialist for the textile and leather industries. Since then, the company has transformed itself into a solution provider, offering customers a complete range of colorants, auxiliaries and services.

The DyStar Group has offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants in over 50 countries to ensure expertise is both global and local for brands & retailers, mills and dye-houses. 


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