Welcome to the SDC

The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour
Engaging with Colour 2013-14 covers a wide range of our activity. The past year however was a notable one as we celebrated 50 years of the SDC Royal Charter – the granting of it means we are the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist status.
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New Corporate Members

We are delighted to announce that the Royal School of Needlework is the latest college to sign-up to membership of SDC. The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) was established to keep the art and techniques of hand embroidery alive and that remains their principal mission, expressed through teaching and by undertaking commissions in their Embroidery […]

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Richard Straughan

SDC Midlands Region – Wonderful World of Colour

The Horse & Groom, 462 Radford Road, New Basford, Nottingham NG7 7EA

Bradford Science Festival Logo

Bradford Science Festival

City Park, Bradford, BD1 1HY, West Yorkshire


SDC Pakistan – pH Testing and Controlling in Textile Processing

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
Instrumental Match Prediction
Merchant Adventurers' Hall To celebrate 50 years of digital colour match prediction the original article on Instrumental Match Prediction IMP from ICI is reproduced by permission from Dystar and from the collection of Dr R Hirschler. Read Now
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