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

Duncan of Jordanstone Sweep the Board at Scotland Heat

Fashion and textile undergraduates from across Scotland gathered at the stunning Glasgow School of Art on Wednesday 15th March to compete at the Scotland heat of the International Design Competition. Textile Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design came out on top, securing first place and two runners up. The judges […]

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SDC International Design Competition 2017 West of England and South Wales Region Heat

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Stratford Rd GL5 4AH

SDC International Design Competition 2017 – London Region Heat

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

SDC London Region AGM & networking evening

M&S, 35 North Wharf Road, London W2 1NW

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

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

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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