Posts Tagged ‘Childrens wear’

What colour are you? A focus on Pink

Pink butterflyIf you are a ‘pink person’ what does this reveal about you?

Pink takes its name from the flower of the same name, and its use as a colour name can be traced back to the 17th century. Different qualities are associated with different shades of pink, for example, light pink evokes femininity and the rosy glow of a healthy person, whereas a dark, vivid pink is often equated with tastelessness.

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Nutmeg: the value of an internship

SDC member Rebecca Diggle is a Decorative Arts graduate from Nottingham Trent University. She won the UK heat of SDC’s International Design Competition in 2013, and was runner up in the grand final which took place in Mumbai, India. Below she writes about a recent internship SDC organised for her at Nutmeg, and which was supported by an SDC bursary.

On the 20th October I started a four-week internship with Nutmeg, the children’s clothing line of Wm Morrison Supermarket. This position was organised through the SDC and Nutmeg and was a wonderful opportunity for me to experience design in a commercial situation.

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Material World: focusing on the textile industry

Material World took place in June 2014 at the Houses of Parliament in London and hosted the UK final of SDC’s International Design Competition. You can read about the design competition finalists and their work here, but in addition, the event (which had been fully booked for several weeks), brought together representatives from the UK textile industry, academia and parliament, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK.

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