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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 educate the changing world in the science of colour. 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
Engaging with Colour
As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2017-18 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2017, and highlights current and future projects for 2018.
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Claire Celebrates Success at Ireland Heat

Claire Malone, a BA Textile Surface Design student from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin is celebrating being named ‘Top Talent’ at the recent Ireland heat of the SDC International Design Competition in Belfast. Some incredible designs from institutions across Ireland were submitted for the judging heat but Claire’s digital print design ‘Rarity’ […]

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SDC EC Colour Event

Garodia Education                                    Ground Floor, Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai 77

Day of Celebration 2019

Merchant Adventurers' Hall York YO1 9TS

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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