SDC welcomes new Corporate Members

We are delighted to welcome the following colleges and company to the SDC Corporate Membership Scheme: University of Leeds, School of Design; School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune – Institute of Fashion Design, Management and Technology; Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi; Shri Bhagirathi Educational Society (INIFD) and Pearl Academy Jaipur and Chemische Fabrik Tubingen […]

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Success for Winchester School of Art student

The University of the West of England was the beautiful setting for the West of England & South Wales judging heat on 2nd April.  Fresh and inspiring designs from students across the region were presented to judges: Franki Brewer,  woven textile designer of ‘ Dash & Miller’ and Annabel Williams, weaver, crafter & designer of […]


SDC and CDIA sign Colour Index collaboration agreement

SDC and the China Dyestuff Industry Association (CDIA) today (16th April 2014) signed an historic collaboration agreement on the future development of Colour Index (  Colour Index is the world’s most authoritative method of dye and pigment classification and its ongoing development ensures it remains a vital resource for users and manufacturers. The agreement was […]

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Material World – early bird rate extended!

We are pleased to announce that the early bird rate for Material World has been extended until Monday 14th April.  Book now to take advantage and save £! Material World offers fantastic networking, several keynote speakers, a drinks reception and the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition.  It’s great value for money – […]

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SDC Innovation Award finalists announced

It gives us great pleasure to announce the finalists in the SDC Innovation Award 2014.  The award is designed to recognise those at the pinnacle of achievement in coloration innovation.  We had an overwhelming response, and received entries from a wide range of sectors and 17 countries.  There are two categories for large scale organisations […]

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Dr Parik Goswami joins EQAB

The Education, Qualifications and Accreditations Board (EQAB), is happy to announce that as part of its long term plan for continuity it has recruited Dr Parik Goswami ASDC CCol, Lecturer in Textile Technology, Centre for Technical Textiles, University of Leeds, UK.  EQAB’s responsibility is to oversee the educational provision of the SDC, the main aim […]

Heriot-Watt Success at Scotland Heat


Heriot Watt University played host to the 2014 Scotland Region Heat of the SDC International Design Competition on Wednesday 19th March which featured the judging and guest presentations from industry professionals Sheila Mary Carruthers, Design Consultant and Textile/ Jewellery Designer, Collette Paterson. The judging panel of professional designers enjoyed viewing top quality entries from students […]

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Claire Hunsinger takes first place at London Region heat


The  historic Dyers Hall was the splendid venue for the London Region Heat of the SDC International Design Competition on Thursday 20th March.  Students and tutors were given a tour of the celebrated building whilst the judges deliberated over the excellent entries from students at universities and colleges from across the region. First place went […]

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Daniel Matthews takes first place at the North of England regional heat


Top creative talent from across the North of England was on display at the North of England Regional Heat of the SDC International Design Competition held at Perkin House in Bradford on 12th March . Against tough competition, Daniel Matthews, a BA(Hons) Surface Design student of Huddersfield University took first place with his design ‘Intertwine […]

SDC welcomes New College Member-INIFD-Kothrud

We are delighted to welcome INIFD – Pune Kothrud  as a new SDC College Member. It is one of the most pioneering centres and since its inception in 2005, Inifd kothrud has created milestones in terms of providing skilled professionals to various fashion industries and interior designers. International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), was launched […]

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