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.
Pack Plaid: How NC State’s Official Tartan Came to Be
Kathleen Kelly ‘14 was in her first semester of graduate school at the College of Textiles when she designed the winning entry in NC State’s Pack Plaid contest. Her design, a sophisticated pattern in black, dark gray, red and white, is now listed as the “North Carolina State University — Pack Plaid” in the Scottish Registry of Deeds, the official Scottish register of tartans. Read more.
Threads Senior Collection Show Highlights Creativity, Dec. 2 at Talley
Tickets are on sale now for the Threads Senior Collection Show to be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at Talley Student Union. Eight senior designers in the College of Textiles will debut industry quality collections emphasizing ideation, communication, theme development, fit and fabrication. Threads is a showcase of talent, creativity and skill. Learn more and buy your early bird tickets.