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

Falmouth University Student Takes First Place

WOE winner 2015 R Parker-YatesRhianna Parker-Yates, a BA (Hons) Textile Design student from the University of Falmouth is preparing for the UK final of the International Design Competition next month after taking first place at the West of England regional heat of the International Design Competition on 26th March. Rhianna’s winning design ‘ Gender Neutral’ captivated the judges for […]

Latest Events

Infinite and Various – Bradford College Textile Archive Conference

The Michele Sutton Lecture Theatre, The David Hockney Building, Bradford College, BD7 1AY


Beyond trends in sustainability

London College of Fashion, Room G05, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY


Buy less, choose well

Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU


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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