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Ireland Finalist Announced


Congratulations to Chloe Ballard, a ‘Textile, Art, Design and Fashion’ student from The University of Ulster who took the top prize at the recent Ireland heat of our annual flagship competition, the International Design Competition. Guest judges Julie Hall, Head of Creative Design at Bedeck and Susie Page, Design Manager, Magee Weaving were inspired and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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