A new colour centre set to open at Donghua University in Shanghai with the aim of improving colour communication in the Chinese textile industry as well as boosting its sustainability and competitiveness.

The facility is being opened under an agreement with Color Solutions International (CSI), a division of the DyStar Group, and will serve as a training, resource and inspiration centre for professors and designers.

According to Li Jun, vice director of the Fashion Research Center, students have already started to use CSI's ColorWall to create seasonal colour forecasts and trends for the Chinese brands and retailers.