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.
Latest SDC News

Textile Coloration Certificate – would your staff benefit?

TCC residential at Leeds University, 2013The Textile Coloration Certificate (TCC) developed by the SDC will enter into its fourth year with a new intake of students for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the course in March 2015. The course was primarily developed for the UK dyeing and printing industry to help educate new and existing members of dyehouse […]

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AGM of the SDC EC( India) for year 2013-2014

Off Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi Chowk, P Balu Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025


Day of Celebration 2015

Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, UK


ITMA 2015

Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 20017 Rho Milan, Italy

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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