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Naomi Takes First Place at UK Final

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A wealth of talent was on display at the prestigious UK Final of the SDC International Design Competition yesterday as regional finalists from the length and breadth of the UK presented their designs to a panel of top industry professionals in the splendid surroundings of Nottingham Trent University and Conference Centre. The 2015 brief themed […]


Success for Indian finalist


Congratulations go to Shivangi Lahoti, the Indian finalist in SDC’s International Design Competition 2014, who has been appointed as a fashion designer at a renowned design house in India. Ensemble Design Studio is a multi designer outlet started by the renowned Indian designer, Tarun Tahiliani.  He is best known for his ability to infuse Indian […]

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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 […]

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