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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour

As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2015-16 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2015, and highlights current and future projects for 2016.
Latest SDC News

Habiba Wins Pakistan Heat

Pakistan winnerHabiba Ishtiaq, a fashion design student of GIFT University, Gujranwala has secured her place at the Grand Final of the 2016 International Design Competition to represent Pakistan. Habiba’s design entitled ‘My Choice…Go Green, Live Ahead’ earned her first place at the Pakistan heat of the competition which was held at Fashion Era Institute of Art […]

Latest Events

‘full STEAM ahead’ – European Researchers’ Night

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate,HD1 3DH


Pakistan Industrial Event – ‘Colour Fastness to Light,Testing and Improving’

Nishat Chunian Dyeing & Printing Division, Lahore, 54660, Pakistan

Ivan Levinstein Lecture_resized

Tomorrow’s Textiles

The Horse & Groom, 462 Radford Road, Basford, Nottingham NG7 7EA

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
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Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration
Author: S M Burkinshaw
Essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.
Price: £125.00 / €173.30 / $190.00
SDC members’ price: £94.00

Standard Colorimetry: Definitions, Algorithms and Software
Authors: Claudio Oleari and Gabriele Simone
An accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology.
Price: £60.00 /€ 83.10 / $95.00
SDC members’ price: £45.00

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