LET’S RESHAPE THE COLOR JOURNEY TOGETHER

Textile professionals in color, product development, quality control, sourcing, and design use the Datacolor Textile Summit as an open platform to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities related to managing the color journey from design to consumer.

Be a part of lively roundtable discussions and take advantage of the opportunity to meet peers from the world’s leading brands and retailers.

Location: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

Date: March 31st – April 1st, 2020

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Summit Highlights

Design virtualization – leveraging 3D technology
Color Inspiration – Trend analysis, palette design and management
Sourcing – Evolution of sourcing strategies & supply chain management
Product development – Digital solution to shorten development calendar
Production efficiency – multi-component color management and quality control

Speakers

We have lined up speakers from various aspects of textile apparel supply chain, sharing their insights on topics ranging from design to product development to quality control and sourcing.

Jochen Adler - Head of Regional RMQA & Color Department, Triumph International

 

Idy Lee – Senior Vice President of Digital Product Development , Li & Fung

Andrew Fraser – Director of Global Quality Control, Inmocean

Fred Gliddon – Sales & Dyeing Operations Manager, Archroma Color Management 

John Newton – Head of Color Technology, Coloro

Erwin Ott – Head of Global Process Management, Amann

Christian Scholz – Director – Global Industrial Engineering, Amann  

Mike Scrutton – Director – Print Technology and Strategy, Adobe  

Anja Sick – Senior Technical Operations Laboratory, HUGO BOSS AG  

Bernhard Knoche - Global Head Brand & Retailer Management – Global Marketing Coloration, DyStar Colours Distribution 

 Matt Swartz – Color Advisor, Patagonia

Joanne Thomas – Head of Content, Coloro

Ton Wiedenhoff – Executive Director for Europe, Alvanon

Markus Regenstein – CEO and owner of Penn Textile Solutions

Schedule

We’re putting the finishing touches on our agenda. In the meantime, head over to our blog to see highlights from our last Textile Summit in Denver, Colorado.

7:30

Registration 

8:00

Breakfast and Networking  

9:00

Welcome 

9:15

Panel Discussions and Presentations   

What’s new, now and next for the digital supply chain   

Speaker:Idy Lee  

The industry is evolving, and companies need to move quickly in order to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s consumers. 

Through the use of 3D virtual design, Li & Fung is speeding up product design, shortening lead times and reducing cost, ultimately enabling greater speed along the supply chain. This presentation will be showing how technology is used to quickly create digital samples, catwalks, showrooms and more.  

 

Achieving, assessing and communicating the key color trends for S/S 22  

Speaker: Joanne Thomas and John Newton 

Understanding color trends is key to succeeding in today’s highly competitive marketplace – but how do you make sure they’re workable? Join Coloro for the global launch of the key color trends for S/S 22. Also, learn best practice for communicating color to supply chains. 

 

The end-to-end workflow for textiles, from design to print  

Speaker: Mike Scrutton 

In order to improve efficiency in the supply chain, we need to expand our vision to include the role of the designer. A number of technologies are available, from tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator through file exchange standards such as QTX, CxF and PDF. Come and hear how color standards can be introduced during the design process and see what Adobe is doing to connect the world of print design to the execution of print manufacturing.  

 

Optimizing the ecological footprint by making the right color choice. 

Speaker: Bernhard Knoche   


In today’s ecologically driven markets all processes are evaluated for sustainable practices. The right color choice at the very beginning of the creation process determines for example the usage of chemicals in the production of the article. What are the restrictions and what are the opportunities? 
. 

 

The New 3D Fundamentals for Success in the Apparel Industry 

Speakers: Ton Wiedenhoff 

Design and product development have historically been very manual, time consuming processes, as have the communications between brands and their supplier base. Today, innovations in 3D technology and prototyping have digitized the process, allowing for greater speed, efficiency and transparency. Alvanon’s executive director, Europe, Ton Wiedenhoff will present Alvanon’s Body Platform (ABP) project — a proven digital innovation that enables brands and retailers to share their 3D fit standards with supply chain partners — ever important in the world of e-commerce, where returns based on bad fit are endemic. Studies have shown as much as 30% of all returns are based on poor fit. 

 

Palette and Color Data Management 

Speaker: Fred Gliddon  

Managing color from inspiration-to-palette, understanding what color data may be important, and need to be captured, and communicated.  

17:00

Wrap Up 

19:00

Networking and Dinner Event  

8:00

Breakfast and Networking 

8:45

Welcome and Day 1 Summary 

9:00

Presentations, Open Discussions and Roundtables 

Color Management in HUGO BOSS AG  

Speaker: Anja Sick 

The presentation shows the development in color management in HUGO BOSS AG over more than 10 years. Beginning with quality control of incoming goods of fabrics and trimmings all the way to eliminating lab dips, switching to self-approval and 3D virtualization of garments. 

 

Color Self Approval from a brand point of view  

Speaker: Jochen Adler  


Triumph has practiced the visual color assessment for a long period. To reduce lead times and to get faster on market, the color process has been reworked and changed to color self-approval process. In cooperation with Penn TS, Triumph did the first trials with solid knitting fabrics. The basis is the color measurement and the agreed tolerances by color metric.
Step by step, more and more materials and colors would be added up to 90% of all running articles.
Today we can look back on a high level of color continuity and stability. The lead time was reduced massive.
The presentation shows the development process and the current way of working. 
 

 

How do we get this together – a view on shades – Brief introduction into what is needed to self-approve shade for a better garment  

Speakers: Markus Regenstein 

Penn Textile Solution offers to customers a self-approval service. We take full responsibility of all components that we produce for a single garment. Between 2-6 fabrics with different textures and appearance need to match the shade.
Brief explanation on how we do this, what is needed and what advantages it offers for the supply chain. Starting point is the obvious “what if it does not match”, how we organize and build up consistent results in matching shades with the help of Datacolor equipment.

 

AMANN’s Global Colour Competence – enthusiasm for global continuous service improvement  

Speakers: Christian Scholz and Erwin Ott 

Amann continuously invests & searches for color service improvement to synchronize the processes according to customers and market dynamics. Attend the session to learn how they use data to improve production efficiency and streamline communication between international offices. 

 

Lessons from the field – the evolution of SpectraVision  

Speaker: Lisa Beck & Stephanie Picht 

Datacolor SpectraVision was initially designed to measure the unmeasurable in the textile world, such as prints, lace, trims and other challenging textile materials. Our customers’ need to reduce development time and cost have driven the expansion of new applications and functionalities within the product. See what Datacolor has learned from brands, suppliers and non-textile providers, discover new applications that may benefit your business.  

 

The reality of today’s color department  

Speaker: Andrew Fraser 

This presentation will focus on the phenomenon of working with color the wrong way knowing the right way exists. It will focus on the basics that are proven positive process and procedures that we still ignore.  

 

Source confidently and deliver your ideal color   

Speaker: Basto Wong & Dustin Bowersox  

Brands invest significant cost and resources to ensure a supplier is qualified to deliver on their expectations for color quality. Suppliers must demonstrate this capability for multiple brands that they produce for even though a majority of the requirements are the same. See how Datacolor Certify can add value to the textile supply chain by offering a universal assessment program carried out by experts who ensure suppliers commitment to best processes, people, and technology. 

 

Web-based ColorHub for efficient and timely production  

Speaker: Danielle Thome & Ken Butts 

Datacolor ColorHub is a web-based software solution, which provides a real-time view of mills’ color performance. This cloud-based depository of lab dip and production color data will help ensure shade consistency and quality by identifying and taking corrective action to color issues in real time. 

17:00

Closing and Wrap Up 

Tuesday, March 31st

7:30

Registration 

8:00

Breakfast and Networking  

9:00

Welcome 

9:15

Panel Discussions and Presentations   

What’s new, now and next for the digital supply chain   

Speaker:Idy Lee  

The industry is evolving, and companies need to move quickly in order to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s consumers. 

Through the use of 3D virtual design, Li & Fung is speeding up product design, shortening lead times and reducing cost, ultimately enabling greater speed along the supply chain. This presentation will be showing how technology is used to quickly create digital samples, catwalks, showrooms and more.  

 

Achieving, assessing and communicating the key color trends for S/S 22  

Speaker: Joanne Thomas and John Newton 

Understanding color trends is key to succeeding in today’s highly competitive marketplace – but how do you make sure they’re workable? Join Coloro for the global launch of the key color trends for S/S 22. Also, learn best practice for communicating color to supply chains. 

 

The end-to-end workflow for textiles, from design to print  

Speaker: Mike Scrutton 

In order to improve efficiency in the supply chain, we need to expand our vision to include the role of the designer. A number of technologies are available, from tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator through file exchange standards such as QTX, CxF and PDF. Come and hear how color standards can be introduced during the design process and see what Adobe is doing to connect the world of print design to the execution of print manufacturing.  

 

Optimizing the ecological footprint by making the right color choice. 

Speaker: Bernhard Knoche   


In today’s ecologically driven markets all processes are evaluated for sustainable practices. The right color choice at the very beginning of the creation process determines for example the usage of chemicals in the production of the article. What are the restrictions and what are the opportunities? 
. 

 

The New 3D Fundamentals for Success in the Apparel Industry 

Speakers: Ton Wiedenhoff 

Design and product development have historically been very manual, time consuming processes, as have the communications between brands and their supplier base. Today, innovations in 3D technology and prototyping have digitized the process, allowing for greater speed, efficiency and transparency. Alvanon’s executive director, Europe, Ton Wiedenhoff will present Alvanon’s Body Platform (ABP) project — a proven digital innovation that enables brands and retailers to share their 3D fit standards with supply chain partners — ever important in the world of e-commerce, where returns based on bad fit are endemic. Studies have shown as much as 30% of all returns are based on poor fit. 

 

Palette and Color Data Management 

Speaker: Fred Gliddon  

Managing color from inspiration-to-palette, understanding what color data may be important, and need to be captured, and communicated.  

17:00

Wrap Up 

19:00

Networking and Dinner Event  

Wednesday, April 1st

8:00

Breakfast and Networking 

8:45

Welcome and Day 1 Summary 

9:00

Presentations, Open Discussions and Roundtables 

Color Management in HUGO BOSS AG  

Speaker: Anja Sick 

The presentation shows the development in color management in HUGO BOSS AG over more than 10 years. Beginning with quality control of incoming goods of fabrics and trimmings all the way to eliminating lab dips, switching to self-approval and 3D virtualization of garments. 

 

Color Self Approval from a brand point of view  

Speaker: Jochen Adler  


Triumph has practiced the visual color assessment for a long period. To reduce lead times and to get faster on market, the color process has been reworked and changed to color self-approval process. In cooperation with Penn TS, Triumph did the first trials with solid knitting fabrics. The basis is the color measurement and the agreed tolerances by color metric.
Step by step, more and more materials and colors would be added up to 90% of all running articles.
Today we can look back on a high level of color continuity and stability. The lead time was reduced massive.
The presentation shows the development process and the current way of working. 
 

 

How do we get this together – a view on shades – Brief introduction into what is needed to self-approve shade for a better garment  

Speakers: Markus Regenstein 

Penn Textile Solution offers to customers a self-approval service. We take full responsibility of all components that we produce for a single garment. Between 2-6 fabrics with different textures and appearance need to match the shade.
Brief explanation on how we do this, what is needed and what advantages it offers for the supply chain. Starting point is the obvious “what if it does not match”, how we organize and build up consistent results in matching shades with the help of Datacolor equipment.

 

AMANN’s Global Colour Competence – enthusiasm for global continuous service improvement  

Speakers: Christian Scholz and Erwin Ott 

Amann continuously invests & searches for color service improvement to synchronize the processes according to customers and market dynamics. Attend the session to learn how they use data to improve production efficiency and streamline communication between international offices. 

 

Lessons from the field – the evolution of SpectraVision  

Speaker: Lisa Beck & Stephanie Picht 

Datacolor SpectraVision was initially designed to measure the unmeasurable in the textile world, such as prints, lace, trims and other challenging textile materials. Our customers’ need to reduce development time and cost have driven the expansion of new applications and functionalities within the product. See what Datacolor has learned from brands, suppliers and non-textile providers, discover new applications that may benefit your business.  

 

The reality of today’s color department  

Speaker: Andrew Fraser 

This presentation will focus on the phenomenon of working with color the wrong way knowing the right way exists. It will focus on the basics that are proven positive process and procedures that we still ignore.  

 

Source confidently and deliver your ideal color   

Speaker: Basto Wong & Dustin Bowersox  

Brands invest significant cost and resources to ensure a supplier is qualified to deliver on their expectations for color quality. Suppliers must demonstrate this capability for multiple brands that they produce for even though a majority of the requirements are the same. See how Datacolor Certify can add value to the textile supply chain by offering a universal assessment program carried out by experts who ensure suppliers commitment to best processes, people, and technology. 

 

Web-based ColorHub for efficient and timely production  

Speaker: Danielle Thome & Ken Butts 

Datacolor ColorHub is a web-based software solution, which provides a real-time view of mills’ color performance. This cloud-based depository of lab dip and production color data will help ensure shade consistency and quality by identifying and taking corrective action to color issues in real time. 

17:00

Closing and Wrap Up 

Venue & Lodging

Hotel: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 5-star NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is on Amsterdam’s main square with views across to the Royal Palace. You’re well-placed for some of the city’s finest shops, while a lot of tourist attractions are just a short stroll away.

Check-in possibilities: 30.03.2020 + 31.03.2020 + 01.04.2020

Maximum check-out date: 02.04.2020

In case you would like to extend your stay, please contact d.broek.intern@nh-hotels.com for more information.

Venue: TOBACCO Theater, Nes 75-87, 1012 KD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

At 4 minutes walking distance from the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, you will find the Tobacco Theater (the old tobacco auction house) in the small street Nes. This secret location in the heart of Amsterdam has been the stage for many amazing theater dinners, international product presentations and music presentations, congresses, events, and loving theater performances.

  • Both located in the city center
  • Views over the bustling Dam Square
  • 15-minute tram to the Museum Quarter

Getting Around: Make the most of your time in Amsterdam! Click here to check out everything you need to know about getting around and making the most of the city.

Registration

Reserve your seat by February 14th.

Because of the symposium-style nature and limited capacity of the Textile Summit, our team is working hard to ensure the event is extremely valuable to all attendees. Because of this, we reserve the right to evaluate event registrants to ensure their background and industry interests are the best possible fit for the summit. Please contact emamarketing@datacolor.com with any questions or concerns.

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