Archroma Releases Color Atlas Online Library

September 20, 2022

Archroma, Pratteln, Switzerland, has announced its Color Atlas library featuring 5,760 color references will be available in ASE file format for open access to the users of most design software for fashion, apparel, and textiles.

ASE or .ase (Adobe Swatch Exchange) files are used to upload, share and access colors through the swatch palette of design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and most CAD (Computer-aided design) systems.

Archroma launched the Color Atlas in 2016 to provide fashion designers and stylists with off-the-shelf color inspiration that can be implemented in production with just a few clicks.

All color references available in the Color Atlas have been formulated with products that comply with leading international eco-standards and can be selected based on the desired sustainability profile, according to the company. Each color is available for purchase from Archroma as a physical color standard that includes digital data and access to global dyeing technical support.

“We are proud to open our vast online collections of colors to brands, designers and mills, and thus help them create clothes and articles that are both desirable and sustainable,” says Chris Hipps, head of color management services, at the Archroma Brand Studio. “With the Color Atlas by Archroma®, they can finally dream of a color, find it quickly within their design software and then specify it with the confidence that their design intent will be executed swiftly and reliably in their global supply chains.” — D.S.