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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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Quirky Cool Colouring Challenge!

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with Malcolm the Weaver, the colourful character from the Weaver of a Life in Colour and The Rainbow that Mixed Colours and the Moon that Shone Dark children’s books. Written by SDC member Malcolm Campbell and published by the SDC, the books introduce children to the world of colour and textiles.

The Malcolm the Weaver project has really taken off in the last year. Following a sponsorship model the SDC have garnered support from a diverse range of companies and individuals in order to give the books to schools for free. Over 2,000 books were sponsored in 2016 and sent to schools in Yorkshire, the London region, Scotland and as far afield as Australia!

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