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Who doesn't love a good contest, right?  It motivates, inspires, and promotes a healthy dose of competition.  With that in mind, someone sent me an email about a Color Contest being put on by How Design and Print Magazine and I thought I would pass it along to you. What's it all about? Submit the [...]

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Pantone introduced Capsure this week. In case you're wondering what it is, it's a small device that reads color on any surface and matches it to a Pantone, for your designing convenience. It seems like a handy dandy little tool for those of us in the textile, fashion, and interior design fields. However, it's not [...]

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Competition is fun. Competition where you get to promote your creative work is even more fun.  Recently, I learned about a Pantone contest that promotes, what else, color.  The rules are simple and the prizes are pretty darn good; for those of us in the fashion, interior and textile industry, of course.  Below are some [...]

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I'm about to write a new post and I'm realized that over the past week, I haven't even made a slight reference to Fashion Week.  Why?! Not sure. So now it's time to remedy this situation. Now, it would take me hours to go through the never ending list of designers and mention my thoughts [...]

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Since I tend to have my hand in all sorts of aspects of the fashion and textile field, I can almost guarantee two things; I regularly have little to no spare time and I always have an overflowing email inbox. It's okay though, cause sometimes one of the many emails I receive to tell me [...]

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Spring 2011 Color Trends hit WWD today. Now, let's forget for a second that I was having a hard time distinguishing between the men's and women's collection of colors, and focus on the hues themselves.   Some of the color names include Honeysuckle, Regatta, Coral, Peapod, Lavender, Silver Cloud, and Beeswax. I have to admit [...]

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While I absolutely love living in New York it's sometimes quite a bummer to know that it's not always possible to just pick up and go to the various exciting, inspiring, and resourceful textile and fashion related shows that happen in other parts of the country.  Yes, I get the basic gist of things through [...]

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Described as a newsletter dedicated to color in its every expression: art and design, fashion and furnishings, culture and nature, Tones by Pantone does not disappoint.

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nter Pantone. Now, as textile and fashion professionals, we are all aware of Pantone, I would hope. They set the color standard assigning numbers to every shade under the sun, allowing for easy color matching communication between designer and mill. The thing is, Pantone updates and changes the numbering system in their books on a regular basis.

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As an intern in my first week with the Fabric Stock Exchange, I have already had the chance to learn a great deal about the fashion industry.  I have participated in two webinars that highlighted trends for the upcoming Fall and Spring seasons.  Both power points were very interesting which led me to do a [...]

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