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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
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As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2016-17 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2016, and highlights current and future projects for 2017.
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Winner of the 2017 International Design Competition Announced

2017 was an exciting year for Rosie Moorman, a Textiles Innovation & Design graduate of Loughborough University who was crowned global winner at the 2017 Grand Final of the International Design Competitionat the end of November. Representing the UK, Rosie scooped first prize at the Grand Final, competing against emerging fashion and textile designers from […]

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SDC London Region – World of Colour

London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ

New Developments in Pigment Printing

Le Méridien, Dhaka,79/A Commercial Area, Airport Road, Nikunja 2, Khilkhet, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

SDC London Region Judging Heat of the International Design Competition 2018

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Malcolm the Weaver
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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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