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.
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.
Boost Your Career Credentials with an Internship
School is back in session, and it’s the perfect time to start looking for next summer’s internship. Read on for tips to build your resume, forge connections and snag your dream internship.
Passion for Sustainability Inspires Alum’s New Venture
Recent Fashion and Textile Design graduate Grace Brian found inspiration at home and abroad to connect cultures and bring together communities through artisan made goods. Her new online store Care+Co Market will offer consumers “high-quality, stylish products that are intended to be used for a lifetime.”
Meet the 2017 Centennial Scholars
The 2017 Class of Centennial Scholars are among the College of Textiles' best and brightest students. Get to know them.
Kathryn Carter of Raleigh, has been awarded the Westpoint Pepperell Centennial Scholarship. She will study Fashion and Textile Management.
Susannah Grover of Waxhaw, N.C., has been awarded the Charles and Lucy Little Centennial Scholarship.
Olivia Reiber of Gastonia, N.C., has been awarded the Kimbrell (Distinguished) Centennial Scholarship and will study Fashion and Textile Management.
Lillian O’Brien of Raleigh, N.C., graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School and was awarded the Close Family Centennial Scholarship. She studying Fashion and Textile Design.
The weaving process comes to a halt when yarn runs out on a loom. NC State textiles researchers have applied to patent an innovative solution to reduce that downtime.