Each year the SDC International Design Competition attracts hundreds of entries worldwide.
However, not everyone who is interested in the competition is eligible to enter. We were therefore excited to be contacted by tutor Claire Concannon from Belfast Metropolitan College who had read this year’s brief ‘Making it Personal’ and thought it a great project but her students were too young to enter. Claire asked if we would consider supporting an ‘in-house’ competition working with the brief.
By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd
‘Clean and Green Garment Processing’, the SDC EC organised seminar was attended by 110 delegates comprising processors, brand/retailers, entrepreneurs, special guests, faculty and students. The event covered the challenges faced by the dyehouse in optimising water for the coloration of textiles and the role of the retailer. A panel discussion on “Who Pays?” followed with participation of representatives from industries including Atul Ltd, Archroma, MIDC, Brand Aniket, Wash-n-Wear and Spykar Jeans.
When SDC published the first in the series of Malcolm the Weaver educational books in 2014, we hoped that the textile industry would help us realise our goal of distributing free copies of the books to primary school libraries. After publishing our second book in 2015, we are now seeing how truly generous and supportive the industry is through their increased sponsorships of the books and that aim being realised. To date, more than 2,000 copies have been sponsored and we hope to push the project further and get at least one book into every primary school library in the UK.