About Us

The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide.

Established in 1884, we have been representing our members and our industry for over 125 years.

We are a global organisation, with our Head Office in Bradford UK, we have an international network of regions and activities.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees and three Governance Documents – our Royal Charter, By-Laws and Rules.

Our mission is to educate the changing world in the science of colour.

Our services and activities include:

  • Membership
  • Qualifications
  • Bursaries
  • Awards
  • Training
  • Publications
  • Standards
  • Colour Index
  • Events
  • Competitions
  • Colour Experience


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