Daniel Matthews, a final year Surface Design student at Huddersfield University has won the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition. He goes forward to the grand final which will be held in China later this year.
The UK final took place as part of Material World, held at the Houses of Parliament in London. This prestigious event had been fully booked for several weeks and brought together MPs and Lords, alongside academia and industry, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK. It included several keynote speakers.
Dr K S Murthy (Pidilite Industries Ltd) reports on this SDC EC event which took place at Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, India
“The Highest Law of Love is Service” is the slogan that defines Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science that was established in 1955. SDC EC in conjunction with the College featured Dr S Y Kamat, Vice President (Industrial Products and Solutions), Kothari Info Tech Ltd, in a lecture on “Advances in Pigment Printing and Inkjet Printing of Textiles” and Mr Yogesh Gaikwad of SDC on “What is Colour” on 28th January 2014 at the College Auditorium, which was attended by a full house of students all specialising in Textiles and Fashion Technology. Despite environmental issues and other problems, pigment printing continues to enjoy the lion’s share of about 50% of the total printing segment because it is fashion oriented, versatile on all substrates, easy and with the lowest water footprint.
At the SDC, we are excited to be holding our first ever event at the Houses of Parliament in London. Entitled Material World, it takes place on 17th June and is essential for everyone involved in the UK textile industry. It is particularly special as the event will host the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition, which is our annual flagship competition for students, and therefore it has a strong focus on young people.