Welcome to the SDC

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.
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Winner of 2016 SDC International Design Competition Announced

We are delighted to announce that Laura Ensinger, a Textiles with Surface Design graduate from the University of Hudderfield is the global winner of the 2016 International Design Competition. Laura swept to victory at the prestigious Grand Final held at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai earlier today, taking home a cash prize of […]

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SDC London Region – World of Colour

London College of Fashion, RHS Tiered Space, 20 John Prince's St, London W1G 0BJ

International Summit on Textile Coloration 2017

BMICH Colombo, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

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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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