Color Solutions International, a division of DyStar Group, will open a CSI color center in Donghua University, Shanghai. The center will serve as a training, resource and inspiration centre for professors and designers. The aim is to raise the current technology and application standard for colors within the textile industry of China, as well as improve its sustainability and competitiveness. The strategic partnership also caters to color communication and textile dyeing, training, for both professors and rising designers.
Since Donghua attracts and develops international designers, the CSI color center is expected to be an ideal platform to enhance the nurturing process. The university has established cooperation with over 100 foreign universities, research institutions and enterprises. Donghua also holds international conferences and forums in fields such as textile, fashion, and material.
Color Solutions was founded in 1999. The company’s aim was to provide retailers and brands a more sophisticated and accurate method for communicating seasonal palette colors to textile mills. DyStar acquired the company in 2003. CSI provides vendors and textile mills with spectral data of the color standards, which allows for rapid color development at the textile mills. The certification process ensures color accuracy and consistency from season to season.