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Intercolor currently is made up of sixteen member countries across Europe, Asia and America, and includes China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America.

Intercolor welcomes more countries to become members, and can give guidance on how to set up their national groups.

National organisations interested in joining apply to the Secretary General; the application is considered at the General Assembly at the end of the next INTERCOLOR Congress, and the organisation is informed of the decision soon after that.


Current members of Intercolor
in alphabetical order
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China
China Fashion & Colour Association - CFCA
Ms. Xia Zhao
www.fashioncolor.org.cn

China Fashion & Color Association - CFCA

Founded in 1982, the China Fashion and Color Association (CFCA) is a national organisation supervised by the China Association for Science & Technology (CAST) and affiliated to the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC).
The CFCA joined INTERCOLOR in 1983 and in 2004 co-founded the Asian Color Committee with Japan and Korea. In 2007, it won the National Advanced Association award and, in 2010, the CAST gave it the title of National Advanced Social Organization.
The CFCA aims to be the reference in colour. It acts as a guide for the textile industry and fashion professionals and seeks to raise awareness of colour trends in other sectors – beauty, design, architecture, automobile, decoration, etc.

Denmark
Danish Colour Board - DCB
Ms. Marie-Louise Rosholm
www.dmogt.dk

Danish Colour Board - DCB

The Danish Colour Board is a brand-new group started in 2016. The members come from fashion, textile and interior, some from big companies, some from smaller and some are design-studios; a broad base of professionals all dedicated to design, colours and sharing.
DCB is hosted by the Danish Branch organisation Danish Fashion & Textile (DM&T) that counts 260 fashion and 100 textile companies, a total of 360 members. The purpose of DM&T is to provide service for the members and to represent the textile and fashion industry in Denmark and abroad. DM&T provides a trend library to its members and supports the Danish Fashion Fair CIFF.
Some members of the Danish Colour Board are members of DM&T, some are not.

Finland
ICfin RY
Ms. Tuija Maija Piironen
Ms. Maija Arela
Mr. Harri Helorinne
www.icfin.com

ICfin Ry

Finland joined INTERCOLOR in 1978 through Tekstiilivaltuuskunta, predecessor of the Federation of Finnish Textile and Clothing Industries Finatex. The current representative for Finland ICfin ry was founded in 2004 by a group of professionals working in various fields of design and with a deep connection to the industry and trade. ICfin ry is a non-profit association that promotes colour trends to member firms in textile and fashion, cosmetics and consumer goods, interior and graphic design - all fields where colour plays important role.
ICfin ry offers firms, organisations and schools numerous tools and activities: monitoring and awareness of international trends adapted to the Scandinavian market, twice-a-year colour forecasts, consultancy and seminars. It also provides trend information to the Finnish media.

France
Comité Français de la Couleur - CFC
Mr. Olivier Guillemin
Ms. Suzanne Marest
Mr. Dominique Cuvillier
Ms. Patricia Beausoleil
www.comitefrancaisdelacouleur.com

Comité Français de la Couleur – CFC

The Comité Français de la Couleur has been exploring present and future colours since 1959. At first a non-profit association set up by Fred Carlin for fashion and textile manufacturers, the Comité Français de la Couleur has gradually extended its scope to all consumer and design sectors: design, luxury, gastronomy, etc.
It aims to change perception of colour and to optimise its role through various activities: preparing seasonal trend ranges, organising conferences or taking part in events that encourage thinking about and reactions to topical themes.
The Comité Français de la Couleur’s members are designers, researchers, style, marketing or communication managers, all leaders in their respective fields. Whether they are free lancers or representatives of large groups, luxury brands, trade fairs, schools and institutions, they make up a hotbed of creators and colour professionals.

Germany
Deutsches Mode Institut - DMI
Mr. Niels-Holger Wien
www.deutschesmodeinstitut.de

Deutsches Mode Institut - DMI

Initiated in 1927, the Deutsche Mode-Institut (DMI) was founded in the early 1950s by the main representatives of the textile, fashion and interior design sectors.
The DMI now supplies its 400 member firms with colour and material trend information and sends colour ranges to nearly 2500 subscribers. It also publishes trend books and newsletters with fashion forecasts and sociocultural information.
The DMI teams regularly organise events, congresses and press and public relations operations to promote and publicise the know-how of German firms.

Great Britain
British Textile Colour Group - BTCG
Ms. Joanna Bowring

British Textile Colour Group - BTCG

The British Textile Colour Group (BTCG) was created in London in 1976 to replace the British Colour Council, and the same year joined INTERCOLOR. Fully self-financing, its first members illustrate the strong influence of raw materials and fibre producers at that time, with representatives from the International Wool Secretariat, (now Woolmark), Cotton Council International, Courtaulds, ICI, etc.
The BTGC is a network for sharing ideas with designers who work with colour in a wide range of sectors: fashion, footwear, sport, automobile, beauty, food, interiors.
Its twice-yearly meetings are an opportunity to discuss intuitions about trends and colours and to share experiences and 360° views with an international audience.
The BTCG is an informal creative community which does not publish its work, which explains the deliberate lack of a website and any distribution of colour ranges.

Hungary
Bajczàr Trend & Design
Ms. Eva Bajczàr

Bajczàr Trend & Design

Hungary joined INTERCOLOR in 1974. The country was first represented by the Hungarian Fashion Institute, founded in 1951. Since 2003 the country has been represented by Bajczár Trend & Design, a company set up by textile designer Éva Bajczár, who works with the Budapest Fashion School and the Szeged Fashion School.
The agency’s business philosophy and activities are based on colour, along three lines:
1. The development of colour ranges for designers, manufacturers and distributors in the fashion and accessory sectors.
2. Trend and colour training for professionals.
3. Enhancement of Hungary’s richly coloured cultural heritage.

Italy
Color Coloris - Italian Color Insight
Ms. Grazia Billio
Mr. Martino Nencioni
Mr. Vittorio Giomo
Ms. Ornella Bignami
Ms. Mirella Becucci
www.colorcoloris.com

Color Coloris - italian Color Insight

Color Coloris - Italian Color Insight was founded with the name of MIC (Moda Italiana Colore) in 1990 and joined INTERCOLOR in the same year. It is a non-profit association of well-known professionals who share their knowledge on colour concepts and its development in various fields.
One of its main aims is to forecast colour trends in fashion and in other sectors and products in which colour is key. A collective endeavour bringing together intuitive minds and skills, keeping close watch on market and social changes and identifying new needs and emerging trends. The result of this joint work is a set of colour ambiances and mood pictures expressing Italian culture and style.
Color Coloris organises workshops and lectures on international colour forecasts and designs and produces theme exhibitions focused on colour.

Japan
Japan Fashion Color Association - JAFCA
Mr. Tohru Ohzeki
Ms. Kahoru Ohsawa
www.jafca.org

Japan Fashion Color Association - JAFCA

The Japan Fashion Color Association (JAFCA) was founded in 1953 with the motto: «Color Creates Value». Its objectives from the outset have been the study, promotion and enhancement of the impact of colours in all design and manufacturing sectors. JAFCA’s members come from various industrial sectors: fashion, technology, automobile, design, decoration, cosmetics, etc.
It proposes services centred on trends and materials research through consultancy, congresses, national or international events. It has gradually extended its field in response to consumer expectations and cultural factors.

South Korea
Korea Color & Fashion Trend Center - CFT
Ms. Namhee Lee
Ms. Jae Yun Moon
www.cft.or.kr

Korea Color & Fashion Trend Center - CFT

Founded in 1992, the Korea Color & Fashion Trend Center (CFT) is the influential organization representing the creative trend research sector. One of its aims is to forecast insightful color trends in fashion and in various fields merged with hip lifestyle. The CFT team ultimately aims to raise awareness of color trends in overall culture. Based on the vision, the organization provides the country’s large firms with information on trends and social changes, market studies, consultancy and training. The CFT joined INTERCOLOR in the same year it was established. Participating in INTERCOLOR’s activities, the CFT extends its influence on the international scene and exchange ideas and skills with other countries. The information it obtains is widely relayed in Korea.

Portugal
ANIVEC/APIV
Ms. Cristina Cunha
www.anivec.com

ANIVEC/APIV

ANIVEC / APIV has its origins in the tailor’s guilds of the middle ages. In 1975, it was transformed into the Industrial Clothing Association, and 1981 into ANIVEC - National Association of Clothing Manufacturers, merging in 2003 with APIV.
ANIVEC/APIV is the most important organisation representing Portuguese fashion and the clothing sector, with its head office in Porto and an office in Lisbon. It provides services related to trends and design, training, internationalization, labelling, standardization, quality, environment, occupational health and safety, licensing, legal and collective bargaining, economic and statistics.
It is part of Modatex (Professional training centre for the textile industry). ANIVEC/APIV is an active member of GINETEX – International Association for Textile Care Labelling and IFTF-International Fur Trade Federation, ANIVEC/APIV is an INTERCOLOR member since 1990.

Spain
Escola Superior de Disseny - ESDI
Ms. Encarna Ruiz Molina
M. Miguel Gonzalez
www.esdi.es

Escola Superior de Disseny - ESDI

The ESDI was created in 1989 by the FUNDIT (Textile Design Foundation), a foundation set up to support the design culture. Associated with Ramon Llull University (URL), it is a leading centre and a reference for the promotion of Spanish design.
In 1992, ESDi becomes the first centre in Spain in teaching Design university studies awarding the own Degree of Ramon Llull University “Official Undergraduate Degree in Design”.
Since the year 2008-2009 ESDi teaches Official Undergraduate Degree in Design as a centre attached to Ramon Llull University, following the guidelines settled by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). In this way, ESDi-URL has become the first Spanish university offering Official Undergraduate Degree in Design in all its itineraries: Graphic, Product, Interior, Fashion, Audiovisual and Multidisciplinary Integration (Design Management).
One of the school’s main aims is to develop an international network of organisations and companies; it has therefore taken part in INTERCOLOR’s activities since 2012.

Switzerland
Swiss Textile Federation
Ms. Priska Gätzi
www.swisstextiles.ch

Swiss Textile Federation

The Swiss textiles and clothing industry focuses on the manufacture of high-quality products in both the clothing and household textiles segments as well as in the broad field of technical textiles.
Innovation, high quality in function and design as well as a sustainable production are distinctive features of the Swiss textiles industry.
Swiss Textiles represents the interests of 200 member companies.
The Federation plays an active role in the economic policy opinion-shaping process.

Thailand
Thailand Institute of Fashion Research
Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep
Mr. Satit Chanjavanakul
Mr. Satit Teeraprasert
www.infashthailand.com

Thailand Institute of Fashion Research

Thailand Institute of Fashion Research is a public organisation which was founded in 2008 and joinded INTERCOLOR the same year. Aiming to develop fashion and textile industry in Thailand and ASEAN, inFASH works through research and application of academic knowledge to the industry: an added value which combines science and art, the emotional and the functional.
Under the contribution from University of Technology Rajamungala Krungthep who supports the institute’s resources and its location in central Bangkok which facilitates international relations, inFASH brings together leading manufacturers academics and government organisations.
InFASH offers extra activities such as trend research with the publication of specialised trend books, education with full training courses and vocational training, personalised consulting for companies, international development.

Turkey
34Color.IST
Mr. Ümit Ünal
Ms. Özlem Süer

34Color.IST

Turkey has been present at INTERCOLOR since 1996 through the TCMA (Turkish Clothing and Manufacturers).
In 2009, Ümit Ünal and Özlem Süer, fashion designers and «artists» with an international vision, set up their own structure in Istanbul, called 34Color.Ist. Their exchanges with INTERCOLOR have enabled them to develop colour expertise within Turkish companies wanting to keep up with the trends.

United States of America
Cosmetic Executive Women - CEW
Represented by Beautystreams
Ms. Lan Vu
Mr. Michael Nolte
www.cew.org

Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW)

Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit, professional organization based in New York City with more than 6,000 members, both men and women, from over 1,700 companies in the beauty and related industries. CEW brings the beauty community together, at every stage of their careers, from every facet of the industry. CEW leads the conversation in beauty, addressing topics that are shaping the future of the industry and provides unparalleled access to industry influencers and thought leaders. CEW provides the connections, tools and leadership development resources to move careers forward. CEW recognizes professional achievement and innovation in the industry to inspire the next generation of leaders.
CEW has a special collaboration with Beautystreams, the premier trend forecasting service who works closely with top global beauty companies worldwide. Together, CEW and Beautystreams contribute their color and trend expertise to INTERCOLOR.