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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.
Latest SDC News

Hong Kong Winner Announced

Hong Kong IDC entries 2014A student from The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong has been announced as the winner of the Hong Kong heat of the 2014 SDC International Design Competition. Ms Zheng Bi Rong (Jessica) is heading to China in November to compete at the Grand Final after impressing the judges with her designs. Jessica […]

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OCCA Manchester Section Golf Day

Whitefield Golf Club, 83 Higher Lane, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7EZ

SDCANZ – Special Commemorative Event and 81st AGM

Swiss Club Restaurant, Flinders Lane, Melboure, Australia

The Textile Society of Britain – London Antique Textile Fair

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE

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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