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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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Success for a student from Belfast Met

We first met Matthew Lenehan at Belfast Metropolitan College when he took part in their in-house competition, using the SDC International Design Competition brief, and where he was announced as the winner. Matthew went on to enter the Irish heat of the SDC International Design Competition. On both occasions the judges were impressed with the standard of his work. We asked him to tell us about his SDC journey so far.

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Meet the 2016 International Design Competition finalists

The grand final of the SDC International Design Competition 2016 takes place on November 23rd at Shanghai University of Engineering Science in China. We are pleased to introduce our finalists, all of whom have won the regional heat in their own country. The focus for the competition is colour science education and it is open to fashion and textile design undergraduates in participating countries. The theme for 2016 is ‘Making it Personal’.

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Who grew my jeans?

by SDC’s Education Manager, Cat Blackwell

Yves Saint-Laurent once stated that jeans “are expressive and discreet, they have sex appeal and simplicity, everything I could want for the clothes I design.” But what are jeans made out of and why are they so popular?

In the 1860s blue jeans were first invented by Levi Strauss to be worn as a strong and durable material for the workwear market. Over the years they have remained in fashion and become one of the most popular casual wear items today.

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