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, textile 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.
Outfitting the Future: Developing Wearable Technology with Impact
NC State researchers are developing wearable technologies that are functional, efficient, innovative and practical, and that could have an impact on countless lives. Read more.
Fashioning a Protective Response to Zika
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from across NC State, including the College of Textiles, is helping protect people from Zika by developing a highly engineered, chemical-free, lightweight fabric that is mosquito resistant. Read more.