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Best of Both Worlds

11/11/2019

Best of Both Worlds

Designing with Pantone Polyester and Cotton Systems

11 November 2019

Designing with Pantone Polyester and Cotton Systems

Pantone’s Polyester and Cotton Systems are ideal resources for visualising how colours can appear on different textile substrates. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be used together. Designers have to know and understand the achievability of colour for each material in order to visualise how the resulting end garment will look on the rack. Using the wrong material in the design development phase can cost you time and money!

Creating a synthetic or multi-material garment? You can explore a world of over 2,500 vibrant and versatile colours when you combine both synthetic and organic swatches in your next product design palette.

Designing with Pantone Polyester and Cotton Systems

Embracing the Bright Side

It’s easy to see that bright colours are on trend in fashion. As consumers gravitate toward the expressivity and fun of flashy hues, designers are turning to synthetic materials to get those intense shades just not possible with cotton. While Polyester and Cotton are great complements, the two materials have different dye achievability.

Our polyester system was developed with unique dyes specifically for polyester displaying a colour depth best achieved on the non-cotton based textile dyed system. These colours are more saturated than those possible with natural fibers like cotton.

By pairing Pantone’s cotton and polyester tools throughout your workflow, your next athletic or swimwear collection can embrace a spectrum of colours, from the eye-popping to the pastel.

Mix and Match Materials for Colour Impact

Our Polyester Swatch Book features 203 super-saturated colours in a removable swatch format, ideal for comparing and sharing colour, and for building palettes and mood boards. Tell a more nuanced colour story with a palette featuring richly coloured polyester swatches alongside more subtle selections from our Cotton Swatch Library or Cotton Chip Set featuring our 2,310 Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colours achieved on cotton but reproducible in many other materials.

Your next multi-material design can now have tonal ensembles that pair a boldly coloured synthetic swimsuit or leggings with a cotton t-shirt or beach towel in a more muted, complementary hue.

Learn more about the Pantone Polyester Colour System here.

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