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Month: January 2021

Clothing Factory

Jan 25, 2021

Helping Consumers Change the World When They Shop

By Rob Handfield and Matt Shipman Researchers at North Carolina State University are launching an initiative aimed at improving working conditions in clothing factories on a global scale. The project hopes to help workers by developing and marketing a tool that lets apparel shoppers know how items of clothing were made. This is far from… 

Wolf statue with mask

Jan 14, 2021

Facing the Future

By: Loren Strong Senior Design class prepares students in textile engineering and textile technology to become innovative problem solvers. It also shows that knowledge, creativity and teamwork go a long way in meeting any challenge. In a pandemic year marked by near-constant disruption, senior textile engineering and textile technology students continued the Wilson College tradition… 

Ngoc Nguyen

Jan 11, 2021

Dean’s Page Alumna: Ngoc Nguyen ’20, TT, Graduate School: Master of Industrial Design

By Amanda Padbury Ngoc Nguyen ’20 Degree: B.S., textile technology, concentration in medical textiles Current position/employer: industrial design graduate student at the College of Design at NC State University Dean’s page: January 2018 – May 2020 Tell us about your current role:  Currently, I am a graduate student studying industrial design at the College of Design. I… 

Rachel Landon

Jan 6, 2021

Dean’s Page Alumna: Rachel Landon ’19, TE, American and Efird

By Ngoc Nguyen Rachel Landon ’19 Degree: B.S. textile engineering Current position/employer: plant continuous improvement leader at American and Efird Dean’s page: January 2016 – May 2019  Tell us about your current role: I was promoted to my current job this past June, in the middle of COVID-19. I had been assisting the continuous improvement team…