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

As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2014-15 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2014, and highlights current and future projects for 2015.
Latest SDC News

India finalist Announced

india judges 7 committee 2015The Hilton Hotel, Mumbai hosted the India heat of the International Design Competition on 4th September, when Students from 16 fashion and textile college and universities from across India competed to be the finalist who will represent India at the forthcoming Grand Final in London. The judging panel comprised of well-known designers and professors awarded […]

Latest Events

Invitation for SDC EC’s Colour Event 09/2015 Seminar on ‘Colouration & Fashion initiatives towards Sustainability’.

Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara-390002

The Huddersfield Textile Society – White Rose Lecture: The Campaign for Wool – A new era of wool marketing

The Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD2 1YF


SDC North of England Region – Photochromic and Thermochromic Applications

Room G32, School of Design, University of Leeds LS2 9JT

Malcolm the Weaver
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Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming titles in the SDC-Wiley series

Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration
Author: S M Burkinshaw
Essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.
Price: £125.00 / €173.30 / $190.00
SDC members’ price: £94.00

Standard Colorimetry: Definitions, Algorithms and Software
Authors: Claudio Oleari and Gabriele Simone
An accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology.
Price: £60.00 /€ 83.10 / $95.00
SDC members’ price: £45.00

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