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Pantone Redesigns FASHION + HOME Cotton
Swatch Systems for its 50th Anniversary

Cotton Swatch Library and Cotton Swatch Case Streamline Palette Development and Improve Portability

CARLSTADT, N.J., Feb. 19, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the redesigned PANTONE® FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library and Cotton Swatch Case. Both systems offer improved palette visualization, creation and organization as well as the convenience of portability for fashion, textile, soft goods and interior design professionals.

The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library and Cotton Swatch Case include all 2,100 FASHION + HOME Colors that are consistently achievable and supported worldwide. Both products are housed in limited edition packaging, celebrating Pantone’s 50 years of color inspiration and communication.

“We reimagined the new PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library and Cotton Swatch Case based on feedback from our customers. We knew the new designs had to be stylish and elegant, while also being highly functional,” said Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. “We made both products smaller and smarter so they are easier to work with whether in the office or at a client site. We also added elements to improve color visualization and selection. The new packaging protects swatches from potential damage. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we decorated the products in fun, jewel-toned hues to add a pop of color to any studio or office.”

PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library
The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library, housed within an intelligently designed and American-made wooden display, is a six binder set organized by color families that holds chromatically arranged swatch folders. Color families are easily identified by the color indicators on the binder spine, helping designers find the right color faster. Each swatch has a six-digit reference number for swatch manageability and a unique PANTONE Color name chosen to convey and evoke feelings, emotions and meanings.

Each individual cotton swatch measures 2” x 2” and fits into its own numbered, die-cut pocket so that swatches are visible, but still protected against damage and wrinkling. Extra blank folders are included for palette creation, allowing designers to organize their colors for a season or product line.

The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library replaces the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch File with a more compact binder design and cover in a metallic PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. The set is ideally suited for working with PANTONE Colors on-site and in meetings and presentations. It also includes PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software for digital design with all PANTONE Color libraries.

The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Case, a two volume set, includes groups of 10 1” x 2” cotton swatches stored in numbered and labeled envelopes for convenient storage, optimal color viewing and protection from wrinkling. Extra envelopes are also included for palette development and organization when working on a specific project.

The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Case is a stylish and mobile design, improving designer usability for in-the-moment inspiration, palette creation and presentations.

Pricing and Availability
The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Library is available immediately for US$6,495. The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Cotton Swatch Case will be available at the end of March for US$4,495. The PANTONE FASHION + HOME products are available online at and from PANTONE Distributors worldwide.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

About X-Rite
X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit

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