Membership is a community of nearly 2,000 members in almost 50 countries worldwide, from textile artists to designers and colour technologists to educators, and is at the heart of SDC. Wherever you are in your career, SDC can help you with your journey, whether it’s through sharing knowledge, bringing the right people together or providing practical advice.

To see which category of membership best suits you look at membership types.

In a number of countries, local regions exist. In addition to the core package of benefits delivered centrally by SDC, additional events and activities are delivered locally; countries include India, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Online only student membership is available for any student. Membership fees can be paid monthly; annually or for three years in advance to save you money. Interested? Go to join now and select student membership.

Free online student membership is availabe for those studying full-time at a university/college that is a member of SDC. View an up-to-date list of college members and see if your college/university is listed. If it is and you would like to take advantage of free online student membership, please contact


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