The Society of Dyers and Colourists

Educating the changing world in the science of colour.

The SDC is the worlds leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide.

Established in 1884, we have been representing our members and our industry for over 125 years.

The SDC is a professional, chartered society. We are also a global organisation, with our Head Office in Bradford UK, we have an international network of regions and activities.

Our mission is to educate the changing world in the science of colour.

In 1962 SDC became a registered educational charity, and in 1963 SDC was granted a Royal Charter and became the only organisation in the world that can award the Charted Colourist Status in recognition of individual professionalism.

Our services and activities include:

Membership – Open to everyone, with a range of different membership types for individuals, colleges, companies and students.

Professional Coloration Qualification – Accredited qualifications that are recognised by industry worldwide. SDC is the only organisation in the world that can award Chartered Colourist status. Offered at various levels these include FTCC, TCC and ASDC.

Bursaries – Available to students only (rules apply)

Awards – Our annual presentation of diplomas, medals and awards recognise achievement in colour science and colour technology.

Training – Industry-proven courses.

Publications – Including Coloration Technology, The Colourist and text books.

We are here to help you on your education pathway.
Contact us to find out more about what we can offer you.

Meet the SDC team

Graham Clayton CEO
Tim McDonnell Governance Officer
Andrew Filarowski Technical Director
Sue Hulbert
Sean Core Data Entry Clerk
Karen Hand Education Administrator
Shelley Hollingdrake Education Engagement Officer
Karen Skorski Colour Index/Training Officer
Tracy Cochrane Marketing & Communications Director
Clare Moore Membership Manager
Angela Ackroyd Membership & Marketing Officer
Yogesh Gaikwad Director SDC International Ltd (India)