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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 […]

Singapore winner revealed

Indraputra Bin Hassan a mature student from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) took first place in the Singapore country heat of the SDC International Design Competition recently. The final was held at the offices of Matex Holdings Pte Ltd and Indra’s entry ‘Second Skin’ impressed the judges with its breathable print using Latex. Indra […]

South Africa Winner Announced

South Africa

Diana Zitha, a visual arts fashion and textile design student from the Nelson Mandela University earned national honours in the recent South African leg of the SDC International Design Competition after taking first place at the recent nationwide heat.  Diana’s Design for a Circular Economy entitled  ‘Emotional Attachments’ based on the Shangaani tribal culture caught […]

Hong Kong Top Talent Revealed

Hong Kong

Over forty young Hong Kong designers from four institutions across the country entered the Hong Kong heat of the International Design Competition on 8th September at the prestigious Hong Kong Polytechnic University. From a fabulous show of impressive designs, Tsang Lok-yiu, Yoyo, a student of The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong was […]

Portugal Winner Announced


We are delighted to reveal Bernardo Resende, a fashion design and marketing student from the University of Minho as the winner of the Portugal heat of the International Design Competition.  Bernardo’s design, Dente de Leão – (Dandelion) impressed the judging panel of fashion and textile professionals including: Cristina Marvão – Textile Designer, Carla Fernandes – […]

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