- A COLORFUL PASS: Those in need of making speedy decisions about color choices, on the road or at the desk, now have the option of the Pantone cotton passport, an 8-inch-by-5 1/2-inch Filofax binder that holds 1,925 colors. Each cotton color chip is 3/8 inches-by-5/8 inches wide. The $595 passport is part of Pantone's Fashion + Home SMART Color System. Lance Le Pere, executive vice president and creative director for Michael Kors women's design, said, "Inspiration can strike at any time of day, whether I'm in New York, Paris or Milan. "
- CASWELL CHANGES HANDS: Caswell-Massey, the personal care brand founded in Newport, R.I., in 1752, has a new owner. Miami-based investment firm The Equitium Group has acquired Caswell-Massey from BFMA Holdings, another investment firm based in Pompano Beach, Fla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Caswell-Massey business includes soaps, lotions, fragrances and accessories.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"