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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity. 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 unique qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour
Engaging with Colour
As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2017-18 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2017, and highlights current and future projects for 2018.
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Margarida Heads for London

Margarida Freitas is looking forward to a “unforgettable experience” in London at the Grand Final of the International Design Competition later this year.  Margarida,  a second year Fashion Design and Marketing undergraduate from the University of Minho was recently awarded first place at the Portuguese heat of the competition, impressing the judging panel with her […]

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Velan Hotel Greenfields,Shop No 41, Kangayam Road, Near DSK Hospital, Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu 641604

Colouring the Future

Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT

SDC Leeds Student Section – ‘Colour in Diamonds’

Speakman Lecture Theatre, Clothworkers' Central Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

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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