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Why write a blog?

Society of Dyers and Colourists

For a number of reasons. We are constantly looking for new and relevant ways in which to engage with SDC members and users, and a blog seemed an excellent way of ensuring this engagement could be a two way process. We wanted to create a space to discuss the issues, ideas, challenges and opportunities relating to colour.

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Fashion design, forecast, colours and trends

By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd

 SDC EC in association with the B D Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology in Mumbai, India organised this event which was attended by faculty, students and invited guests.

The author and motivational speaker Tony Gaskins said “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” The message was create a niche for yourself and be the best in your field.

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The Colours of Santa Claus

The legend of Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, has evolved over many years. Whilst we may be familiar with him now as a large, jolly man in a red suit, this image has evolved over time, influenced by folklore and religion. Santa didn’t simply spring to life fully formed and wearing his familiar suit.

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The colours of Christmas

What colours are associated with Christmas?  In the first of two festive blogs, we take a look at some of the colours we traditionally associate with Christmas.

Most people, particularly in western Europe, think of red, green and gold. Whilst some attribute the popularity of these colours to the Victorians, the colours have a symbolic meaning which goes back through the centuries. Although the Victorians embraced Christmas and introduced a number of the traditions we still see today, the significance of the colours goes back through history to the Middle Ages and possibly earlier.

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