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.
Did you ever wonder if there was a use for the billions of plastic bottles that are discarded each year? Although many of us now recycle them through our regular weekly rubbish collections, exactly how are they then reused? You may be surprised by the answer.
This year’s Trooping the Colour takes place on 11th June. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is held annually in celebration of the Sovereign’s birthday (hence it’s also known as ‘The Queen’s Birthday Parade’). But what are the origins and what is meant by ‘the colour’?
It dates back to the regimental flags of the British Army, which were historically described as ‘colours’ as they displayed the uniform colours worn by the soldiers of the different units. A regiment’s colours were vital on the battlefield, providing a rallying point for the troops, where it was easy to become separated.