Dr Mike Bartle in action at the event

Velvet Manufacturing in the North of England

United Kingdom

The 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 […]

IDC winner 2015 & judges

Aoife Makes it a Hat Trick for Ireland

United Kingdom

We 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 […]

Singapore winner with Dro Tan

Sheila heads for London


Sheila Dita Christina a BA (Hons) Fashion student of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts has been announced as the winner of the Singapore heat of the 2015 SDC International Design Competition. 48 students from key leading design and fashion institutes across Singapore participated in the successful event jointly organised and sponsored by Matex on 15th […]


BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)

We are delighted to announce that BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) in Bangladesh are the latest university to join the SDC Corporate Membership scheme. BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) is a prime University of Bangladesh aimed to produce technically competent human resources for the RMG sector of the country. Originally known as […]

india judges 7 committee 2015

India finalist Announced


The Hilton Hotel, Mumbai hosted the India heat of the International Design Competition on 4th September, when Students from 16 fashion and textile college and universities from across India competed to be the finalist who will represent India at the forthcoming Grand Final in London. The judging panel comprised of well-known designers and professors awarded […]

IpWaiHa HK finalist 2015

Hong Kong Design Institute Success

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, played host to the Hong Kong heat of the International Design Competition on 20th August bringing together undergraduate fashion /textile design students from across the region. Seventy six students from four leading institutions took part – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong Design Institute and […]

AusNZ winner M Chadwick resized

Miriam Triumphs

Australia/New Zealand

Miriam Chadwick, a Bachelor of Design student from Massey University College of Creative Arts, New Zealand scooped first place at the Australia New Zealand heat of the SDC International Design Competition held in Melbourne on 24th August.  Miriam’s design inspired by the intricate Japanese art of paper folding won her a place at the Grand Final […]

IDC Thai winner 2015

Thailand Finalist Announced!


A fashion design student from a top university in Thailand was awarded first place at the Thailand final of the SDC International Design Competition which was held last week at the prestigious Central Embassy shopping mall in Bangkok. Chattuwan Thaweesak, a 23 year old student from  Khon Kaen University is the first male finalist to […]

C Jacobs -Jo Gaunt Memorial 2015

Joe Gaunt Memorial Prize Awarded

United Kingdom

The Joe Gaunt Memorial prize is awarded annually by the SDC to the best full-time, Level 3, Design and Colour Technology student from  Leeds University’s  Department of Colour Science.  This year’s winner Calum Jacobs was presented with a certificate and cheque by Dr Christine Holdstock of Leeds University pictured here with Calum. Joe Gaunt was […]

S African finalist resized & cropped

South Africa Finalist Announced

South Africa

Kathryn Elliot, a student from Durban University of Technology is celebrating her success in the South African heat of the International Design Competition after taking first place with her winning design “Deep Sea Drifter” which was inspired by jellyfish!   Kathryn is thrilled to have secured her place at the Grand Final and is looking […]

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