With the rapid growth of digital printing in recent years this timely event looked at some of the opportunities and benefits which have opened up as well as the challenges. It was another excellent event from the SDC’s North of England Region.
With a great speaker line up, we welcomed 70 delegates from industry and academia to the wonderful surroundings of Huddersfield University. The themes which emerged during the day included the importance of a good and ongoing coloration education and issues around sustainability.
By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd
Dr Ela Dedhia, Head of Department of Textiles and Fashion Technology, Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, along with other teachers, choreographed, directed and showcased Indian craft fashion during ‘Texpressions 2019’ at the Department of Fibres and Processing Technology at Pidilite Pavilion, ICT. Costumes and modelling were by the students of TY BSc and MSc (Part 1 and 2) of ICT. The show was based on the following concepts: traditional woven textiles; embroidered textiles, embroidered jewels and costumes of India.
By Bill Skidmore
In October we attended a joint meeting of the SDC Midlands Region and Nottingham Society of Technical Dyers. The speaker for this event was Charles Ross, a visiting lecturer and specialist in performance sportswear design and sustainability.
Before stating what the lecture was about, one must comment about the excellent attendance from both societies. It was really good to see a mixture and span from students to more mature members; there was at least one young student who had travelled down from Leeds University. The allocated room for the event was overflowing.