DyStar Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Singapore-based textile dyes and chemicals manufacturer DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd has joined the
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) — a global organization comprising apparel and footwear brands,
retailers, manufacturers, nongovernmental organizations, academic experts and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. SAC was formed to promote sustainable and socially responsible
practices among apparel and footwear producers and reduce the global environmental and social
impacts of their products.

Through its United States-based Color Solutions International business, DyStar cooperates
with many SAC brand and retailer members in the development of seasonal color palettes. Through its
econfidence program, the company ensures that its products comply with Restricted Substance List


DyStar is furthering its commitment to sustainability with its membership in the Sustainable
Apparel Coalition.

DyStar also is a founding member of The Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and
Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) and a System Partner of sustainable textile standard
developer bluesign AG, both based in Switzerland; and a member of the United States-based Textile
Exchange, an organization promoting the responsible expansion globally of textile sustainability
and focusing particularly on organic cotton. In addition, DyStar offers a Sustainable Textile
Service to brands and retailers to assist them in matters concerning chemical requirements, among
other services; and provides technical expertise to its customers to assist them in finding ways to
reduce water and energy consumption in their manufacturing processes.

“Our membership of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition signifies our commitment to working
together with our partners in the industry to deliver systemic change in the way that textiles are
manufactured globally,” said Harry Dobrowolski, president, DyStar Group.

January/February/March 2012