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Tag: Andre West

student working in spinning lab

Apr 22, 2022

Zeis Textiles Extension Plays Leading Role in Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Growth

From virtual conferences with world-class speakers to research and industry partnerships, ZTE is helping create a more sustainable future for textiles. 

Tobacco thrips with Plant Armor

Apr 7, 2022

In ‘Plant Armor’ Crop Cover, Insects Have to Navigate Textile Maze

Director of Zeis Textiles Extension helps design for a new crop cover could provide an effective, chemical-free alternative for insect protection. 

Mosquitos

Jul 13, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Alexandra Plunkett's GSOFW collection

Nov 1, 2019

Wheel of Fashion

Read on for our conversation with West about the cyclical nature of some aspects of fashion and how fashion trends evolve and spread. Then keep reading for firsthand perspectives from students Celine Borthayre, Emma Rigby and Alexandra Plunkett, and alumna Carly Palmer on their experience showing at Greensboro Fashion Week. 

Graduation cap

May 2, 2019

The Direction of Their Dreams

Read about some of our Wilson College of Textiles graduates -- why they chose to study textiles at NC State, what they loved most about their time here and where they’re going next. 

Dr. Andre West

Aug 4, 2017

Textiles Leads Team Developing Bite-Resistant Clothing for Pregnant Women

Dr. Andre West is leading an interdisciplinary team that has created an insecticide-free, protective, comfortable and breathable clothing linen that defends against biting insects. These products have proven better than 98 percent effective under extreme mosquito exposure. Support from the Chancellor's Innovation Fund will help the project move to market.