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Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management

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Oct 3, 2023

Virtual Fashion Influencers: The New Face of Your Favorite Brand?

The use of virtual influencers is on the rise but comes with unique advantages and risks.  

Adaline Griffin (center) stands with three models at the end of the runway. Behind that group, the rest of the models in the collection stand in a line.

Sep 22, 2023

NC State Wolfpack Take on New York Fashion Week 

Wilson College of Textiles students gained invaluable fashion industry experience this fall.  

Zoe Newman stands in front of a knitting machine and smiles at the camera.

Sep 21, 2023

Wilson College Alumna Credits Hours in Knitting Lab as Key to Expertise, Career Success

Zoë Newman, Ph.D., now serves as a knit product developer, consulting with companies at Stoll by Karl Mayer. 

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Aug 31, 2023

What Is Digital Fashion and Why Is It Trending? 

Experts at the Wilson College of Textiles explain why an increasing number of consumers are turning to digital fashion and its potential impacts on the industry.  

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Aug 30, 2023

New Research Center at NC State Will Advance Fashion Industry

The Fashion and Textile Business Excellence Cooperative will connect faculty and students at the Wilson College of Textiles with business leaders to advance this ever-changing field.  

Bryan Ormond adjusts a uniform before testing in the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Aug 29, 2023

Ormond’s Career Protecting Firefighters Through TPACC Earns Him Faculty Honors

Wilson College of Textiles faculty member receives 2023 Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award. 

Two people adjust a tall green jacquard loom. Both wear safety glasses. Threads from the loom reach up to the ceiling and out of frame.

Aug 25, 2023

Jacquard Weaving Course Combines Artistry, Computer-aided Design

This Wilson College of Textiles course (FTD 475) delves into advanced Jacquard weaving and challenges senior textile designers to develop a collection of unique fabrics.  

Chancellor Woodson of NC State poses with the Under Armour founder and the Under Armour CEO.

Aug 24, 2023

Under Armour Founder, CEO Visit NC State

Leadership from the top apparel company toured NC State’s campus to build upon their strategic partnership with the Wilson College of Textiles, College of Design and more. 

Maddy Lyon sews in the fashion studio.

Aug 17, 2023

Earning a Master’s to Make the Fashion Industry More Sustainable 

M.S. Textiles student Maddy Lyon applies her industry experience and expertise to sustainability research at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Dean David Hinks and other signers of the Honduras MOU

Aug 15, 2023

NC State Wilson College of Textiles to Create First of Its Kind Textile Training and Education Program in Honduras

The project, led by Melissa Sharp, associate director of Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) in Wilson College, will deliver training to at least 1,500 Hondurans in yarn spinning, knitting, dyeing and finishing, and apparel production.