SDC Sri Lanka: Inaugural Region Meeting & first lecture series

Date: 04 April 2018 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Hilton Residences, Colombo


We are delighted to invite you to attend the first lecture series from SDC Sri Lanka. The event entitled ‘Future Technologies for Sustainable Fashion and Textiles’ is free to attend and offers you the opportunity to keep up to date with trends, benefit from new ideas, connect with key influencers, meet experts and connect with a wide range of people involved in the Sri Lankan coloration and textile industry. Please download the programme in the Documents tab for more information about the event.

Speakers include:

Sameera Maheepala, DGM – Material Management, MAS KREEDA

Professor K M Nalin de Silva – Senior Professor in Chemistry, University of Colombo

Andrew Filarowski – SDC Technical Director

Prabath Samarasooriya, AOD Colombo PVT Ltd

Sure Watson, Manager – Environment, Health & Safety, SGS SRi Lanka

The event also includes the first official meeting of the new SDC Sri Lankan Region followed by dinner. Please come and be part of this exciting event!

The SDC Sri Lankan region members will be present and able to discuss the benefits of joining the SDC and provide you with an opportunity to influence the future direction these events take.

Come and join us to learn in a relaxed atmosphere and have the opportunity to network over dinner after the event.

There is no charge for attending, although booking is essential. Please book your place via the online booking form or by emailing:




Textile Coloration Education for the future

Andrew Filarowski Technical Director SDC


Globalisation of the industry has left a shortfall in suitably qualified people in the coloration industry in the west and a lack of facilities that can teach this content either on a full-time basis or part time/ day release basis.

The SDC has recognised this and worked closely with the UK industry to develop a range of educational courses focused initially on our traditional market the textile dyer.

This has been successfully rolled out and will in the future provide a global central point of education in this field.

This talk will outline the benefits for all education being centralised and delivered through a virtual medium and compare to a traditional learning experience.

It will also highlight the benefits of a well-run central learning hub for many other aspects of coloration facing the industry today utilising both learning environments and social networks.

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