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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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South Africa Winner Announced

Diana Zitha, a visual arts fashion and textile design student from the Nelson Mandela University earned national honours in the recent South African leg of the SDC International Design Competition after taking first place at the recent nationwide heat.  Diana’s Design for a Circular Economy entitled  ‘Emotional Attachments’ based on the Shangaani tribal culture caught […]

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International Conference: Design for a Circular Economy

Hilton Residences, Colombo, Sri Lanka

SDC Hong Kong seminar and annual dinner

CITA, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Scotland Region Heat – SDC International Design Competition 2018

Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art & Design, University of Dundee

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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