Salt Lake City, UT, May 22, 2012 – For the third year in a row Sandy, Utah-based Del Sol has been named Best of State for Textile Products within the Production and Manufacturing category of the statewide competition.
The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. The panel of impartial Best of State judges determine individuals, businesses and organizations that excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches or methods in their business practices, and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah.
Winners from each category receive a Best of State medal. Best of State winners also receive the right to display the Best of State logo and year of award on business correspondence, their website and other promotional materials.
Medal winner nominations are then resubmitted to the judges and scored again. The highest scoring entry from each of the 10 general categories is selected to receive the BOSS (Best of State Statue). BOSS awards and medals were presented at the Best of State Awards Gala in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 22. Del Sol won the Best of State Statue in 2010 and medals in 2011 and 2012.
Commenting on the award, Del Sol Chairman and CEO, Jeff Pedersen, said, “After 17 years in business, Del Sol continues to shine for people all across the globe through its amazing clothing and accessories that change colors with sunlight. Receiving the Best of State award for the third year in a row is a real honor, and further validates much of our recent efforts in introducing our new color-changing Disney product line.”
Headquartered in Sandy, Utah, Del Sol was established in 1994 and has since grown to more than 100 stores worldwide in 25 countries. Today it’s the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories and the number-one promoted merchant onboard Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Based on its proprietary Spectrachrome® Technology, originally developed by NASA, crystals are harvested from the sunniest, most colorful places on the planet and then engineered for use on more than 21,000 retail items. Much like a flower that blossoms in the sun’s rays, Del Sol’s exclusive Spectrachrome® crystals open and unfold upon exposure to sunlight; revealing their hidden colors. Del Sol is the winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Retail, Utah’s Best of State Statue, and is found on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5,000 fastest-growing businesses, along with Utah’s Top 100 Private Businesses. Through humanitarian efforts, Del Sol has donated more than a million dollars worth of product and aid to victims of the Haitian earthquake, the South East Asia Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, as well as hundreds of other projects around the world and in the U.S.