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The World of Textiles Awaits

It's a multibillion-dollar global industry that's woven into everything we do — and you could drive the field's next big advancements.

Leading the Way in Textiles Education

Textiles are all around us: from the playing field to the runway, shielding first responders from danger or even shoring up a human heart. At the Wilson College of Textiles, we teach you to apply textiles thinking to the grand challenges facing our world.

By the time you leave here, you’ll know there are thousands of ways to use what you’ve learned in a career that you’ll love. And because ours is the only college on this continent solely focused on textiles, our graduates are among the most sought-out anywhere.

The Partner of Choice

NC State was built to create prosperity. Since 1899, the Wilson College of Textiles has shared that mission. As the only college in North America dedicated to textiles, we’re the destination of choice for anyone who needs textiles expertise — including some of the biggest brands on the planet.

Student working on a loom
✨ Summer internship highlight ✨
☀️ Claire Henson
💼 @underarmour - Materials Innovation Team
📍 Baltimore, MD
🎓 B.S. Textile Engineering
📚 M.S. TE '23

If you've had an awesome summer experience like Claire's, we'd like to feature your internship on our platforms! Send a DM and/or tag us in any relevant post.
🧪In the lab and in their element!🧪

High school seniors interested in chemistry made their own nylon during our Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP). Polymer chemistry is just one of five programs students can focus on during STEP. Learn more at the 🔗 in bio.
✨ Summer internship highlight ✨
☀️ Elyssa Emerick
💼 @kohl's Production Intern
📍 Menomonee Falls, WI/Raleigh, NC
📚 Fashion and Textile Management (Concentration: #brandmanagement and marketing)
📖 Rising senior

We want to hear about your summer internship experience, too! Shoot us a DM or tag us for a chance to be featured.
Stretch 🤸‍♀️, comfort 😌, sparkles ✨

Everyone knows the keys to a good gymnastics competition leotard (maybe no one better than @wolfpackgymnastics and FTM student @grahunterc). But what goes into that is more of a mystery. Hear Professor Emiel DenHartog explain the #textilescience that makes each mentioned characteristic possible at the 🔗 in our bio.
It's summertime in Raleigh, and moisture management in activewear has entered the chat. ☀️🏃‍♂️

Ph.D. candidate Faisal Abedin's research is centered around developing new ways for activewear brands such as Adidas, Nike and Under Armour to measure the effectiveness of their apparel using new testing. Read more about his research at the 🔗 in our bio.
Magic 🪄 in Material Development...

That's what Caroline Cockerham (FTM '09, M.S. Textiles '13) found in her time at #NCStateWilson, a place that gave her the opportunity to #ThinkAndDo and create tangible items. Read about her next venture (@cicil.home) at the 🔗 in our bio!
Research that 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 🔬

Our researchers have created a textile-based filter that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from biomass, coal or natural gas power plants. Read all about it at the link in our bio! #ThinkAndDo #greentechnology