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SDC color community in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the latest to join the Society of Dyers and Colourists, based in the United Kingdom

The vision of the SDC color community is to be a hub for building communities and grow networks and engagement amongst the color that is being used in the industry all over the world.

SDC color community BD
Figure: SDC Day of celebration and AGM 2019 at Merchant Adventurous Hall, York, UK.

SDC’s global color community is the gateway to learn more about color. This community offers fantastic networking opportunities, events and online access to the courses and color knowledge available on its website.

At a recent meeting of the SDC trustee board, an application supported by 15 voting members to form a Region of SDC in Bangladesh was approved.

The current membership includes SDC college member BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) and SDC company member Dysin-Chem Ltd. in Bangladesh.

An interim committee has been formed; Chairman- Sanjeewa Malaviarachchi; Honorary Secretary- Sam Erahapola; Honorary Treasurer- Anup das Gupta, Tharindu Dissanayake, Afsana Ferdousi, Nalaka Kodithuwakku, and Ruwanga Yatawara.


This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved at the early stage of the Region’s development to feed ideas and interact with the local textile coloration community.

SDC has more than 2000 members in 50 countries and regions in the UK and Ireland, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and SDC EC India. Members include:

  • Students
  • Individual members
  • College members
  • Company members

Members’ benefits

  • Knowledge – access to a wide range of specialist color resources.
  • Networking – the opportunity to meet other color professionals and share knowledge and ideas.
  • Career development – achieved through training, qualifications and continuous professional development.

If anyone is actively engaged in the coloration industry and hold a relevant qualification or have substantial relevant experience, can upgrade membership and progress towards an SDC qualification.

A program of regional activity is being developed for 2020 and will include the Region’s inaugural meeting; further details will be announced later this year.

If anyone likes to be part of the new region, contact Sanjeewa Malaviararachchi (email: sanjeewa.malaviarachchi@amefird.com.bd) or to learn more about the SDC visit-

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