Nov 7, 2017

Building a Better Bra

It’s almost a rule that the more attractive a bra is, the less comfortable it feels -- and vice versa. A bra that doesn’t cause shoulder or back pain, supports the breasts and allows freedom of movement has all the aesthetic appeal of an ACE bandage, while a bra built for looks is as pleasant to wear as a stiletto heel. NC State College of Textiles student Sophie Nunno-Gorbachev ‘19 believes there is a better way, and, as the recent recipient of a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research, she is well on her way to designing a bra that marries form and function.

Nov 6, 2017  |  Our People

Threads Senior Collection Show Highlights Creativity, Dec. 2 at Talley

Eight senior designers in the College of Textiles have created, developed and produced an industry quality collection emphasizing ideation, communication, theme development, fit and fabrication. Threads is a showcase of talent, creativity and skill. It is a culmination of techniques learned over years of various textile courses. Join us Dec. 2 as we celebrate fashion and textile design!

Oct 30, 2017  |  Giving Back

Ellen Rohde Leadership Endowment Prepares Students for Success

Following a 22-year career with apparel giant VF Corporation, Ellen Rohde — now president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation — has dedicated her post-retirement life to equipping students at NC State with workforce skills that will make them successful leaders and major contributors to society. With a $1.2 million gift, she established an endowment that aims to provide students at the College of Textiles with the type of impactful leadership training that helped her become the first female division president in VF’s history.

Oct 27, 2017  |  Our People

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.

Oct 19, 2017  |  Our People

Students Start Business To Tackle Textile Waste

NC State students and Park Scholars Emily Neville and Carly Kvietok launched Reborn Clothing Co. to revive clothes you no longer wear into new, useful products.

Oct 10, 2017  |  Giving Back

Fourth Generation Alumna Carves her own Path

Sara Thomas, B.S., Fashion and Textile Management ’15, has cotton woven into her genes. She is the fourth generation of the Thomas family to graduate from the College of Textiles. Her great-grandfather, Mason P. Thomas, arrived on NC State’s campus in 1919 and every generation of her family since has followed in his footsteps. However, just as the textile industry has shifted focus across the decades, each member of the Thomas family has carved out his or her unique path.

Sep 28, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Zika-Resistant Clothing Project to be Featured at ACCelerate Festival

Pioneering NC State projects that blend art and science take center stage at the upcoming ACCelerate Festival including "A Fashionable Response to Mosquito Protection", a project led by Textiles researchers and students.

Sep 28, 2017  |  Our People

Heritage is the Hallmark of FTD Alumna’s Clothing Line

Fashion and Textile Design alumna Lisbeth Arias celebrates her heritage with Descalza, a fashion she began as an undergraduate. She recently launched the collection of scarves, ties and skirts via a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Sep 5, 2017  |  Our People

Kayla Brewer ‘14 Opens Voda Boutique Downtown

College of Textiles alumna Kayla Brewer always knew her future was fashion. From the moment she decided she wanted to own a clothing store, each class she took and every position she worked was part of a larger strategy. Now, just three years after graduation, she has opened Voda, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique in downtown Raleigh.

Sep 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Investing in Ideas like Zika Protection

One of five projects to receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is led by the College of Textiles and looks at creating an insecticide-free, protective, comfortable and breathable clothing linen that defends against biting insects.