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Falmouth University Student Takes First Place

Rhianna Parker-Yates, a BA (Hons) Textile Design student from the University of Falmouth is preparing for the UK final of the International Design Competition next month after taking first place at the West of England regional heat of the International Design Competition on 26th March. Rhianna’s winning design ‘ Gender Neutral’ captivated the judges for […]

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Success for Glasgow-Clyde student

Fashion/Textile design undergraduates from institutions across Scotland demonstrated their fresh creative talents on Monday 23rd March at the Scotland regional heat of the 2015 International Design Competition hosted at the excellent facilities of Glasgow Clyde College. Three top Scottish industry professionals made up the judging panel: Malcolm Campbell- Managing Director, The Cloth of Kings Lyndsey […]

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North of England Finalist Announced

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Sixteen 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 […]

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London Regional Winner 2015 Announced

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The Fashion & Textile Museum in central London was the fitting, colourful venue for the London Regional Heat of our 2015 International Design Competition on Tuesday 17th March. Fashion /Textile/ design undergraduates wowed the judges with their creativity and design skills as they competed against students from institutions from the London Region. Emily Grieves, a […]

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Loughborough Student Wins Midlands Regional Heat

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Top creative talent from the Midlands was showcased at Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday 4th March at the Midlands Regional heat of the 2015 SDC International Design Competition.  Fashion/Textile design students from Universities and Colleges across the region presented their unique, imaginative designs to a panel of judges including: • Catherine Watkins- Responsible Retail and […]

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New Award for Former President

Professor James Keaton MBE, who is standing down as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool at the end of 2014 was the recipient of a 3rd honorary degree at the University’s December degree ceremonies.  He will continue his association with the University as Pro-Chancellor Emeritus and chair several subsidiary boards.

Modern processing of Corduroy

As the second Michael Crabtree Memorial lecture, the North of England Region arranged this lecture on 19th November at the Old Golf Course Hotel in Outlane, near Huddersfield. Graham Jowett spoke to the audience containing students and members from both industry and Universities. Graham has significant first-hand experience of working in the corduroy sector both […]

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Winner of the 2014 International Design Competition Announced

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the SDC International Design Competition 2014 is Orla McCarthy a textile and surface design student from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) Dublin. Orla, representing Ireland scooped first place at the Grand Final of the competition on 20th November at a prestigious event held […]


SDC launches new student section at the University of Leeds

On the 5th November a new SDC student section was launched at the University of Leeds. At the inaugural event Trevor Lambourne (Commercial Manager for the Digital Print Centre of Industrial Collaboration at the university) welcomed everyone, and highlighted that this new student section was in fact re-establishing something that used to be in place […]

Richard Straughan

SDC Midlands Region – Wonderful World of Colour

SDC President Richard Straughan of STP Ltd recently presented an excellent, well-attended first lecture of the new season for the SDC Midlands Region joint event with the Nottingham Society of Technical Dyers (NSTD), entitled ‘Wonderful World of Colour’. Richard started his career in textiles with the Coats Patons Group at their factory Jeremiah Amblers Ltd […]

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