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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

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

Velvet Manufacturing in the North of England

Dr Mike Bartle in action at the eventThe third Mike Crabtree memorial lecture was held by one of his long standing friends and ex colleagues, Dr Mike Bartle. Guests met at the Brian Jackson House, in Huddersfield town centre. Before the talk, there was a chance for people to network, and enjoy a hot tea/coffee (it was a cold night!). Dr Bartle […]

Latest Events

NEDITC 2016: 2nd NED International Textile Conference

NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

London winners cropped & resized

SDC International Design Competition 2016 – London Region Heat

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

SS - A&C (2) - small

Scottish Colour and Coatings Group Burns Supper and Networking Event

Erskine Bridge Hotel, Erskine, Glasgow PA8 6AN

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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