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.
Latest SDC News

London Region Finalist Announced

The last of the 2017 UK regional competition heats took place yesterday at the iconic Fashion and Textile Museum amidst the inspiring vibrant, colourful patterns and prints of Josef Frank.  Students from six institutions across the London region competed to represent the region at the forthcoming UK final in York and our thanks go to  […]

Latest Events

SDC London Region AGM & networking evening

Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1NW

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Manchester Antique Textile Fair, Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

SDC Midlands Region – Evolution and Design Leicester – half-day seminar @ DMU

De Montfort University, Vijay Patel Building, The Gateway, LE1 9BH

Day of Celebration 2017

Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York

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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