Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

Garment processing… green economics

SDC EC organised a half day seminar on the topic ‘Garment processing… green economics’ in Bangalore, India.

The event was attended by more than 70 delegates from the textile industry, academic institutions and government organisations, to address issues on garment processing and ways to reduce the environmental impact of dyes and chemicals.

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The Veronica Bell Trophy

SDC’s International Design Competition was set up in 2002. Over the last 16 years we have engaged with thousands of students around the world and are still in touch with many of them today. Each year the winner of the competition is awarded the prestigious Veronica Bell trophy. Veronica was a past President of the SDC and she was heavily involved in designing for the international fashion industry. She kindly bequeathed a sum of money to the SDC. The image shows the winner of the 2017 competition – Rosie Moorman – holding the Veronica Bell trophy, with the runners up (Mikayla Hammond and Li Shan).

We asked Marion Whitelaw, a regular judge at the Scottish heat of the competition, to tell us about her experience of working with Veronica.

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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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