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A UK Colour Journey

SDC’s Marketing and Membership Officer, Angela Ackroyd, gives her account of the UK heats of the SDC International Design Competition, which took place earlier this year.

The last of the snow melted away just in time for my UK colour tour taking in the UK regional heats of the International Design Competition 2018; this involves long but energising days spent with nervous students ready to face a judging panel and anxious to make the most of the unique opportunity the competition offers; presenting their work and persuading the judges that their designs fulfil this year’s brief ‘Colour Communication’. 

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Raw Materials: Textiles

Raw Materials traces the forgotten industrial history of east London along the River Lea, supported by The National Lottery with funds awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This year followed the textiles trail, uncovering the stories of silk-weaving, calico printing, jute spinning and the invention of dye colours.

The exhibition is currently at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts. The SDC was delighted to be able to contribute to the exhibition by lending a number of objects from our archive.

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Talented students from Thailand and India runners up in the SDC International Design Competition

Huge congratulations to Diamond Thaweesak Chattuwan, from Khon Kaen University in Thailand, and Tasneem Patrawala from the B D Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology in India, runners in the SDC International Design Competition 2015.

The grand final took place in November at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. It was a pleasure to welcome the finalists from around the world, all of whom had won a regional heat in their own country.

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