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Colour in the Design and the Textile Supply Chain

Course Description

Colour plays a vital part in the products we see around us in many different product groups. When designers make their choices, they are looking to make a strong visual statement, they are looking to be on trend and know that the colour of a product/combination of colours has a major influence on consumer choices. 

Making the correct choices, communicating clearly and efficiently and using the tools and resources available will ensure we are less wasteful and have a lower impact on the environment.

Ensuring you research and understand best practice in this area, use tools that are available and communicate the use of best practice in the supply chain is the responsibility of everyone involved. This course will introduce you to the key areas that will help you to control colour within your supply chain allowing for better communication, improved quality that will no only benefit your business, but will have an impact on a global scale.

Bulk discounts are available and applied at checkout.

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The SDC reserves the right to alter course content but will endeavour to keep to those currently listed to ensure continuity of learning and planning for the user.


Learning outcomes
  • What trend forecasting is and how it feeds into colour communication in the supply chain.
  • The fundamentals of how we see colour, what influence this has on our choices and procedures in communicating colour
  • Practical aspects of creating colour standards, their role and how best to use them
  • Practical visual assessment of colour. Why we do what we do and what are the benefits
  • Practical instrumental assessment of colour for a global supply chain
  • The positive benefits for the environment, sustainability and the planet in having a robust colour communication policy in place
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Group (bulk) purchases are designed to allow you to allocate students/ employees onto a course and monitor their progress. The system is automated to allow you allocation either by inputting their details or uploading a file. Each student is informed they have been enrolled and to start the course.

These instructions are available as a download for future reference

Tick the box for Group Purchases to trigger the process. Click add to cart and to proceed to checkout either click on the basket at the top of the page or the header that says view cart.

Decide on the number of seats either on the product page or when you are in the cart section, that you require.

If you have received a discount code from the SDC (some courses are available free to college members as part of their benefits) add it now.

and proceed to checkout.

If you already have an account simply log in as a returning customer.

If you are new to Colour.Network then simply fill in your details to set up your new account.

At this point you can allocate your students a group name which you will use later to allocate seats to your students and to check their progress.

If you wish to have more than one group of different students you will have to go through the purchase system again. This way you can have different group names for different courses/ year groups etc.

Choose to pay either by credit card or request an invoice.

Paying by credit card gives you instant access. If you request an invoice we shall trigger the access when payment is made.

You will then receive a number of e mails including your access to the course and an e mail that allows you to allocate seats to your students/ employees.

Your course can be accessed either directly from the e mails sent or from “my moodle courses” in “my account”.

The e mail giving you as the tutor/ owner access to allocate seats is vitally important. This not only provides access to allocate seats but also to be able to monitor the students. Keep this safe for future use.

Use the link to access the add user screen.

Choose the group you wish to allocate your students to from the drop down list – remember you may have bought 2 or more group purchases to be able to allocate different students to different groups. Click on select group to see you list and click on the group you wish to allocate users to.

Allocate students individually by clicking on enroll user. After each name and detail is added another user can be added until the number of seats are used up.

Alternatively enroll multiple users by uploading a .cvs file. A sample file is provided as a template. Once the file is created use the browse button to find the file and upload to enroll the users in that file.

The system automatically allocates a username and password for each student who receives an e mail informing them that they have access and a direct link to the course. They can also access the course by logging into the website and finding the course under “my account” and “my moodle course”.

Each enrolled student will appear in the enroll students list accessed by the e mail sent and their progress can be monitored from here. The progress report is very simple but will inform you if a student has completed the course.

The number of seats available is not transferable so please be careful when assigning seats.

Group purchase discounts are allocated at checkout and the following discounts apply
15 seats 10% discount
45 seats 20% discount
85 seats 30% discount
100 seats 35% discount
200 seats 40% discount

If you have any questions or queries please email using DCC Colour in Textile Supply Chain in your title

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Purchasing this course for personal use is simple and straightforward. Simply add the product to your cart/basket, fill out your details pay and checkout. You will receive an email with a link to the course page. Here you will be able to access your course, check progress, log in and out and download your certificate when you have completed your learning journey!


If you have any questions or queries please email using DCC Colour in Textile Supply Chain in your title


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