Textiles today are innovative, life saving, creative, global, all around you and thriving right here in North Carolina. Our textile students build their education on a foundation of science that takes them to fashion houses, NASA, apparel design companies, laboratories, graduate school and beyond. From designing elephant collars that protect remote villages and innovating bite sleeves that shield military officers from harm to developing fabrics that harvest energy and garments that monitor your vital signs, our students lead lives of impact. Along with our faculty and staff, they embody the Think and Do philosophy that is NC State.
Think You Know Textiles? Think Again
Time and again, people are surprised when they discover all that textiles encompasses: art, science, creativity, technology, business, engineering, management, design and more. At this year’s Textile Bowl, we debuted a 30-second look at today’s textiles at NC State. Take a look and see for yourself the diversity of education, research and testing in which College of Textiles students and faculty are fully engaged.
Digital Textile Printing Conference Focused on Advantages of Process
Nearly 100 textile product suppliers and producers with an interest in digital textile printing gathered at the College of Textiles Sept. 30 to discuss the benefits that accompany this rapidly emerging technology. Keynote speaker Joe Quinn of Walmart spoke on bringing manufacturing back to America, and NC State researchers celebrated the official opening of the College’s new digital textile printing lab. Learn more.