Educating the changing world in the science of colour

SDC Midlands Region: ‘From Ecru to Midnight Blue: John Smedley and Colour’

Date: 27 February 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University NG1 5LB


SDC President Prof Steve Westland introduces Jane Middleton-Smith, Senior Archivist at John Smedley as she presents a fascinating look back at the John Smedley archive over the last 100 years and looks forward to the next century of colour and design.

Join us in Lecture Theatre 5 from 6.30pm for this free event – part of the SDC Midlands Region centenary celebrations.  To reseserve your place contact

John Smedley are creators of the World’s Finest Knitwear. A British family run business, they were granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment as a “Manufacturer of Fine Knitwear” by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Established in 1784, they are the oldest manufacturing factory in the world, crafting beautiful, high quality garments that are designed to last, made in Britain and distributed the world over.


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