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
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

North of England Finalist Announced

winner croped & resizedSixteen fashion /textile design undergraduates from universities and colleges across the North of England impressed the judges with their fantastic designs at the North of England heat of the 2015 International Design Competition held at Perkin House on Wednesday 18th April. The judges who had a hard task to select the winner, awarded first place […]

Latest Events

Day of Celebration 2015

Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, UK


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

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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