Educating the changing world in the science of colour

UPTTI joins SDC College Membership

We are delighted to welcome Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute (formerly Government Central Textile Institute) as a College Member of SDC. UPTTI is a premier textile institute of the northern region of India. Established way back in 1914, the institute offers Undergraduate courses in Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry, Textile Engineering and Man-made Fibre Technology. It […]


We are delighted to announce that AVA CAD/CAM have become a Company Member of SDC. AVA specialises in the management of design and colour, from initial conception through to digitally or conventionally printed final production, for the decorative printing industry. Commercial Director Duncan Ross was a guest speaker at the recent SDC Colouring the Future […]

International Design Competition 2018 Global Winner Announced


Congratulations to Lucy Polson, a textile design, sustainable coloration student from Massey University, New Zealand who was named ‘global winner’ of the 2018 International Design Competition at the prestigious grand final on 26th November.  Hosted at the historical Artworkers’ Guild, London, the event also incorporated a half day seminar ‘Colouring The Future’ with respected industry […]

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 […]

Claire Celebrates Success at Ireland Heat


Claire Malone, a BA Textile Surface Design student from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin is celebrating being named ‘Top Talent’ at the recent Ireland heat of the SDC International Design Competition in Belfast. Some incredible designs from institutions across Ireland were submitted for the judging heat but Claire’s digital print design ‘Rarity’ […]

New York’s Finest


Introducing Michael Vargas, winner of the USA heat of the 2018 International Design Competition. Michael, a Textile Development and Marketing undergraduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York impressed the judges with his design ‘Calm’ at the recent heat securing his place at the Grand Final in London later this year. Michael comments: “I’ve […]

Pakistan Finalist Announced


Congratulations to Habiba Asghar Ali who was selected as the winner of the Pakistan heat of the SDC International Design Competition on 3rd May at a prestigious event incorporating an international conference,and the judging.  Despite tough competition from over sixty participants from eleven higher education institutions from across the country, Habiba, an undergraduate of National […]

Success in York for Yasemin

United Kingdom

The future is bright for Yasemin Yasar, a Decorative Arts Student student from Nottingham Trent University who took first place a the UK final of the International Design Competition on Friday 27th April. The judging was held in York during our annual Day of Celebration and Yasemin was announced as the winner after the glittering […]

SDC Sri Lanka Region

We are delighted to announce that a new Region in Sri Lanka has been formed. At the inaugural meeting on 4/4/18 at the Hilton Colombo Residences, the following Honorary Officers were elected: Randika Hennadige as Chair, Isuru Punchihewa as Vice-chair and Samangi Rodrigo as Honorary Secretary. We wish them every success as they begin this […]

Winner of the 2017 International Design Competition Announced

Sri Lanka

2017 was an exciting year for Rosie Moorman, a Textiles Innovation & Design graduate of Loughborough University who was crowned global winner at the 2017 Grand Final of the International Design Competitionat the end of November. Representing the UK, Rosie scooped first prize at the Grand Final, competing against emerging fashion and textile designers from […]

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