The SDC International Design Competition challenges students’ creative and imaginative use of colour in fashion and textiles. With high levels of interest within the UK each year, five regional heats are held, each selecting a winner to go forward to the UK final.
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.