Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with SDC’s Malcolm the Weaver project includes the books Weaver of a Life in Colour and The Rainbow that Mixed Colours and The Moon that Shone Dark. The project has had a very busy and successful few months. Written by SDC member Malcolm Campbell CCol FSDC and published by the SDC, the books have been kindly sponsored by organisations including The Cotton Industry War Memorial Trust, Coates Foundation, PLC, VP PLC and Hainsworths. This has seen over 1,000 books going directly to schools, encouraging young readers to start their colour education.
By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd
India is the second largest cotton producer, consumer and exporter in the world. Textiles contribute to about 14% GDP and 14.4% to fabric exports. The fine and longest staple cotton Suvin Ratna (Cotton Association of India), Jewel of Cotton and Hemp or industrial hemp (BOHECO) are gaining importance besides standards, compliance, certification and sustainability. In view of this SDC EC in association with B D Somani Institute organised this seminar.
By Pam Morris, Honorary Secretary of the SDC Midlands region
This half day seminar was presented by SDC’s Midlands region and took place at De Montfort University. It began with an Opening Address by Sir Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester.
Sir Peter has been Mayor of Leicester for six years and feels very much a part of the city as he was once a student here at a college which has now become part of De Montfort University.