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Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management

The silhouette of a person stands with their arms outstretched, holding walking sticks atop a mountain peak. Behind the person is a mountain landscape with an orange and pink sunset.

Nov 28, 2022

First-year student completes Appalachian Trail before coming to the Wilson College

Meet Eliza Sweeney, a first-year student studying fashion and textile design who spent five months hiking the Appalachian Trail. 

Four people stand in front of a PCIAW "step and repeat" backdrop. Daniel Weipsfenning stands center left holding the award plaque. Center right stands the model wearing the suit Daniel designed.

Nov 17, 2022

Wilson College Ph.D. Student Designs New Survival Suit to Reduce Drowning Risk of Commercial Fishermen

Read how he created the award-winning suit that's both safer and more sustainable. 

Student holds a woven bookmark she designed. She stands outside the Wilson College of Textiles in the graduate commons.

Nov 14, 2022

Wilson College Introduces 2022 Bookmarks, Begins Accepting Entries for 2023 Competition

Faculty, staff, students and alumni submit designs for the woven bookmark each year to continue a decades-long tradition. 

The three student winners from the 3MT competition stand with university employees on either side in front of a screen with the 3MT logo.

Nov 11, 2022

Wilson College Research Shines in Three Minute Thesis Competition

This year’s “people’s choice” winner, and two other finalists, are Wilson College graduate students. 

Kate Nartker uses TC2 loom in the Wilson College of Textiles lab. Behind her, a bookshelf with spools of colorful thread can be seen. The beginnings of the weave are visible: a bright orange geometric pattern.

Nov 4, 2022

Wilson College Faculty Member Aims to Bring Weaving to the Big Screen

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker's trailer for the short film "Whose Woods Are These" marks an expansion of her groundbreaking animated weaving work. 

An aerial photo facing the Wilson College of Textiles. The trees around the college are in fall colors.

Nov 1, 2022

Meet Wilson College’s Newest Recipients of the Provost’s Fellowship

Five new doctoral candidates are joining the Wilson College of Textiles as recipients of the Provost’s Fellowship. Below get to know them, and what brought them to the Wilson College to continue their education and textiles research. 

photo of a brick walkway on Centennial Campus with the Wilson College of Textiles in the background

Oct 27, 2022

Six Wilson College of Textiles Faculty Members Earned Promotions in 2022-2023 Academic Year

Get to know the six faculty members who recently received promotions in the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Jeremy Wall ’14

Oct 26, 2022

Wolfpack Connections Led This Alumnus to Entrepreneurial Success Twice

Innovation comes naturally to Jeremy Wall ’14. Even after co-founding and leading two successful organizations, he has maintained his lifelong connection to the college that changed his life. 

fountain at the Wilson College of Textiles Graduate Commons (outdoors) with trees in fall colors in the background

Oct 25, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles, VF Foundation Partner to Support Future Leaders of the Apparel, Footwear Industries

Winners of the VF Student Impact Awards will receive a fellowship to help fund and share their research. 

Students working with yarn in FTD 373

Oct 21, 2022

Textile Design Students Develop Homeware Collections, Collaborate With Alumni

FTD 373 takes textile design students from the basics of yarn to collaborating on industry level projects. See how the course is not only teaching important skills, but also fostering a supportive community amongst its students.