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

Aoife Makes it a Hat Trick for Ireland

IDC winner 2015 & judgesWe are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 International Design Competition is Aoife Mullane, a Surface and Textile Design graduate from National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Aoife’s victory marks her as the third sucessive global winner from Ireland- a remarkable achievement! The prestigious Grand Final, held in the iconic surroundings of […]

Latest Events

SDC Hong Kong: New Era Dyeing Technology and Application

CITA, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong


Discharge printing techniques

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

The Huddersfield Textile Society: Thermafleece – Nature’s Finest Insulation

The Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD2 1YF

Bradford Textile Society lecture

The Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard , BD1 1PJ

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
Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming titles in the SDC-Wiley series

Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration
Author: S M Burkinshaw
Essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.
Price: £125.00 / €173.30 / $190.00
SDC members’ price: £94.00

Standard Colorimetry: Definitions, Algorithms and Software
Authors: Claudio Oleari and Gabriele Simone
An accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology.
Price: £60.00 /€ 83.10 / $95.00
SDC members’ price: £45.00

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