Seyam Named Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management Department Head
Dr. Abdel-Fattah Mohamed Seyam has been appointed the new department head for Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. The Alumni Distinguished Graduate professor is looking forward to leading the interdisciplinary department and realizing his vision of fostering student and faculty achievement and engagement.
Dressed for Success
College of Textiles doctoral student Emily Law wonders if changing your outfit can change your perspective -- or even your life. Her master’s thesis research indicated that clothing choice has a notable effect on student participation and focus, and is taking her research to the next level and further examining the psychology of fashion.
Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year
The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.