by Adam Pursell, Honorary Secretary, SDC North of England Region.
‘A History of Pigments – Cave painting to Modern Day’ was the title of this recent event organised by SDC’s North of England Region.
The evening started with a hot buffet, once again spoken very highly of by all in attendance! Conversation flowed and was enjoyed by all, a mix of attendees from all aspects of industry and academia, even a couple of officers of the Midlands region!
Dr Christine Holdstock was introduced by Dr Muriel Rigout, Honorary Chair of the North of England Region. Christine started the evening by showing the group a ‘hand-crocheted-space-dyed’ cardigan.
By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones responsive to change.”
The textile industry and fashion industry are global and through online, on demand information, the SDC is ensuring these industries can be responsive to change. Embracing the concept of the ‘circular economy’ SDC EC in conjunction with Rachana Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design, organised Innovations in Textile Technology and Fashion towards Circular Economy in Mumbai, attended by 200 delegates.
SDC’s Marketing and Membership Officer, Angela Ackroyd, gives her account of the UK heats of the SDC International Design Competition, which took place earlier this year.
The last of the snow melted away just in time for my UK colour tour taking in the UK regional heats of the International Design Competition 2018; this involves long but energising days spent with nervous students ready to face a judging panel and anxious to make the most of the unique opportunity the competition offers; presenting their work and persuading the judges that their designs fulfil this year’s brief ‘Colour Communication’.