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.
Hemline for Hearts Shines Light on Women’s Heart Health
Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve. Six designers from NC State’s College of Textiles will take that expression literally on Jan. 28 when they create apparel designs made entirely out of red paper hearts to raise awareness of the issues surrounding women and heart disease. Read more.
This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Mira Abed
For this graduate student, a fascination with color led her from fashion design to solar cell technology. Learn more about Mira Abed, a College of Textiles alumna and doctoral student in COT’s Fiber and Polymer Science program.