The Concept 2 Consumer Committee (C2C) was created in May 2001. This committee has subsequently become the Concept 2 Consumer interest group. This group is comprised of designers, merchandisers, mill specialists, dyers, quality assurance managers, retailers, and educators. One goal of this group is to examine new ways to improve communications along the soft goods pipeline and to make higher ... [Show full abstract] quality goods available to the consumer. Discussions revealed that members of the group understand the growing importance of color communications, especially with overseas suppliers, but not everyone has a formal background in color practices and processes. It was noted during the C2C portion of A ATCC's 2002 International Conference and Exhibition that color expectations are often not conclusively communicated from one end of the supply chain to the other. This discussion revealed that every firm may have their own established processes for color control, but no two firms have the same process and there are many variations to the processes. Some companies did not have documented processes and practices. Therefore, the C2C Color Guidebook Subcommittee was created and charged with increasing knowledge about color processes and practice in the textile, apparel, and retail industries.