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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

Coloration Technology Impact Factor announced!

ColTechCoverColoration Technology is SDC’s flagship peer-reviewed journal.  The 2013 Impact Factors have just been released, and Coloration Technology has achieved an Impact Factor of 1.173, compared to 0.899 in 2012.  This is fantastic news, and the result of a considerable amount of work by the whole team working on Coloration Technology.  It is also a […]

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Merino Knowledge Seminar – Knitwear Design Trend & Technology

Seminar Hall, G/F, Clothing Industry Training Authority, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay

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The Mike Crabtree Memorial Lecture – Corduroy, A versatile fabric

The Old Golf House, New Hey Road, Huddersfield HD3 3YP


Day of Celebration 2015

Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, UK

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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