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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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Sustainable Innovations in Coloration

ThumbnailSDC EC’s well-respected national conference took place earlier this at the Textile Committee Auditorium in Mumbai, with an excellent line up of speakers and presentations.  Read the latest SDC blog for Dr K S Murthy’s personal review of the event.  And why not subscribe (simply enter your email address at the foot of the home […]

Latest Events

ULITA presentation: ‘Healing Stitches – therapeutic needlecraft at times of conflict’

St. Wilfred's Chapel, Maurice Keyworth Building University of Leeds, Leeds LS2

The Textile Society of Britain – London Antique Textile Fair

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


SDC Pakistan – Formaldehyde Testing in Textile Fabrics

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

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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