By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones responsive to change.”
The textile industry and fashion industry are global and through online, on demand information, the SDC is ensuring these industries can be responsive to change. Embracing the concept of the ‘circular economy’ SDC EC in conjunction with Rachana Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design, organised Innovations in Textile Technology and Fashion towards Circular Economy in Mumbai, attended by 200 delegates.
Fashion and textile design undergraduates from four institutions across Ireland came together at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin on 23rd June, for the Irish heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2017. The students were competing to win a place at the Grand Final which takes place in November in Sri Lanka.
The brief was to ‘explore and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, technical and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles suitable for a circular economy’.
The UK final of the SDC International Design Competition 2017 takes place in York on 19th May as part of SDC’s Day of Celebration. We will be welcoming the finalists from SDC’s regions in the Midlands, London, North of England, Scotland and West of England/South Wales. The main focus for the competition is colour, and this year the students have been challenged to include the theme ‘design for a circular economy.’ We’re pleased to introduce the judges.