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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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Modern processing of Corduroy

As the second Michael Crabtree Memorial lecture, the North of England Region arranged this lecture on 19th November at the Old Golf Course Hotel in Outlane, near Huddersfield. Graham Jowett spoke to the audience containing students and members from both industry and Universities. Graham has significant first-hand experience of working in the corduroy sector both […]

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SDC Pakistan – Colour Fastness to Crocking

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

Why the Lord Mayor of London is really all about wool

The Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard, Bradford BD1 1PJ

Life often hangs by a thread

The Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard, Bradford BD1 1PJ

SDC EC’s 11th International Conference

The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059, India

Malcolm the Weaver
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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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