London Region Finalist Announced

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The last of the 2017 UK regional competition heats took place yesterday at the iconic Fashion and Textile Museum amidst the inspiring vibrant, colourful patterns and prints of Josef Frank.  Students from six institutions across the London region competed to represent the region at the forthcoming UK final in York and our thanks go to  […]

Falmouth Student Wins West of England Heat

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Becky Knott, a BA Hons Textile Design undergraduate of Falmouth University was awarded first place at the West of England and South Wales regional heat of the International Design Competition on Friday 24th March. Fashion and textile undergraduates from across the west of England and South Wales came together at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College who […]

Amy Celebrates Win at North of England Heat

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Amy Wain, a Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design student from Leeds College of Art is celebrating her sucess at the International Design Competition North of England Heat where she was awarded first place. Despite tough competition from colleges and universities from across the region who attended the heat at Perkin House on Tuesday 14th […]

First Regional Winner of 2017 Announced

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Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building was the ultra modern venue for the first regional heat of the 2017 International Design Competition.Undergratuate fashion & textile design students from the Midlands region presented their designs based on the theme ‘Design for a Circular Economy’ to fashion & textile Industry professionals including: John Dakin – Owner, Verivide Ltd […]

Honorary Degree for SDC member Professor James Keaton (MBE)

Liverpool Hope University has awarded Professor James Keaton (MBE) a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) in celebration of his contribution to Liverpool and its universities. Professor Keaton is a past-President of SDC as well as an Honorary Member and recipient of both Gold and Silver medals. Professor Keaton, who was educated at St Edwards College, Liverpool, […]

Winner of 2016 SDC International Design Competition Announced


We are delighted to announce that Laura Ensinger, a Textiles with Surface Design graduate from the University of Hudderfield is the global winner of the 2016 International Design Competition. Laura swept to victory at the prestigious Grand Final held at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai earlier today, taking home a cash prize of […]

Worshipful Company of Dyers visit Perkin House

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On Monday 24th October, SDC was delighted to welcome a number of visitors from the Worshipful Company of Dyers, including Prime Warden Angus Macpherson, Renter Warden Gerald Rothwell and Russell Vaizey. The group were welcomed by SDC staff headed by Technical Director Andrew Filarowski, SDC President Trevor Larkins along with Honorary Officers and Chair of […]

Riddhi Wins Indian Heat


Riddhi Majithia, a student of B D Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology is celebrating her success at the 2016 Indian Heat of the International Design Competition where she was awarded first place. The judging, held earlier this month at the Hilton International Hotel, Mumbai attracted a great response from colleges across India.  Riddhi, […]

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