Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Color Association of the U.S. (+ Aboubakar Fofana Trunk Show!)

Last week, we had The Color Association of the U.S. (CAUS) plus an Aboubakar Fofana trunk show! Leslie Harrington, Executive Director of CAUS and Tess Murdoch, Senior Trend Analyst gave us some background history on CAUS and talked about how forecasting is changing and also, how they just launched their very first natural dye collection with Botanical Colors as part of the 2022/2023 color forecast! We also get some usually members-only access to some of their exciting historical colors spanning over 100 years.

If you are interested in having access to the CAUS site, that includes access to the CAUS archives and color naming index, Leslie is offering a digital membership special for $99 for the year. Email her at [email protected].

After the CAUS presentation, our good friend Aboubakar Fofana joined us from his studio in France for a live Aboubakar Fofana trunk show! Any time you get to hear Aboubakar talk about his work and all that it supports you should. His trunk show is now live. Shop here.

Check out Aboubakar’s past FEEDBACK FRIDAY presentations here.

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Founded in 1915, The Color Association of The United States creates and delivers global color intelligence across industries. A membership-based organization headquartered in New York City, CAUS serves as a premier forecast agent, specialized educator, and trusted advisor to color professionals. Their mission? To empower effective color decisions. Get ready to learn more about the color of the clothing you buy and wear!



If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.

We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider (click here to hear more of his music)!