Educating the changing world in the science of colour

SDC awards the prestigious Perkin Medal

United Kingdom, USA, Worldwide

At the SDC’s recent Day of Celebration Professor Mas Subramanian was awarded the Perkin Medal ‘for unique and outstanding contributions to the coloration industry through the development of a Novel Blue Pigment.’ The SDC’s most prestigious award, the Perkin Medal was last awarded in 2005 and is awarded only in exceptional circumstances. The award of […]

First Finalists of 2019 Announced

Pakistan, USA

This years International Design Competition is heating up as our first finalists of 2019 are announced representing Pakistan and the USA. Over two hundred entrants attended the first heat of the year hosted by the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore where Nimra Shafiq from Lahore College for Women University was awarded first place and […]

Success for Sarah in York

United Kingdom

‘Calmer Chameleons and Moody Monkeys’ was the title of the winning entry at the UK Final of the International Design Competition held on Friday 10th May during our Day of Celebration.  Despite tough competition from the winners of this years UK regional heats for the coveted position of UK Finalist, Sarah Gotheridge, a BA Art […]

SDC announces new President

United Kingdom, Worldwide

Sue Bolton has been announced as the new President of the SDC. The ceremony took place at the SDC’s annual Day of Celebration held recently in York. Sue joined the SDC in 1974. She went to Bradford University to study for a Bachelor of Technology degree in Colour Chemistry and Colour Technology. Sue became a […]

University of Engineering and Technology Lahore joins SDC College Membership

We are delighted to welcome UET – University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, as a College Member of SDC.  University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, is a premier institution imparting quality education in Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. It is the oldest engineering institute and a top public sector University in Pakistan and plays […]

National Textile University joins SDC College Membership

We are delighted to announce that the National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan has become a SDC College Member. NTU is one of the most rapidly rising universities in Pakistan. It is the premier Institute of textile education and research in the country. Textile programs offered by the university cover the entire value chain, including polymers, […]

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 […]

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