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Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management

First year students in the studio

Sep 23, 2021

First-Year Students Create Skirts, Learn Design Fundamentals

Each year, the color project teaches the foundations of surface design to first-year fashion and textile design students at Wilson College. 

3D program design my middle school student

Sep 13, 2021

New Camp Connects Fashion, STEAM for Middle School Students

A new camp uses 3-D programming to help middle school students understand the link between fashion and the sciences. 


Jul 26, 2021

Introducing the 2025 Class of Centennial Scholars

Members of the newest class of Centennial Scholars share why they're pursuing a degree in textiles and their goals for their time at Wilson College. 

Kiana Bonollo

Jul 9, 2021

Kiana Bonollo: Putting Her Fashion Design Experience to Practical Use

Kiana Bonollo, recent graduate from the NC State Wilson College of Textiles, is thankful for all the fashion design opportunities she had to collaborate with other students while at the college. She’s especially excited to put those experiences to practical use as she takes the next steps in her journey. 

Ritika and Niki Shamdasani

Apr 24, 2020

Designing Your Own Career: Meet Entrepreneur Ritika Shamdasani

By Delisha Hinton At the age of 16, Ritika Shamdasani and her sister, Niki Shamdasani, co-founded Sani from their personal experiences of trying to access their cultural clothing as first-generation South Asian Americans. Shamdasani, a first-year fashion and textile management major who is also minoring in cognitive science and computer science, chose the Wilson College… 

Kate Nartker

Feb 3, 2020

Cloth and Computer Screen: Meet Kate Nartker

Meet Kate Nartker, new TATM assistant professor in the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State, who creates her art where cloth meets computer screen. The textile artist has created innovative works including animations in Jacquard weaving. 

Anna Henry

Dec 13, 2019

Gold Medal Design

Anna Henry graduates this December with a degree in FTM. Inspired by her gold medal-winning brother, she designed her senior collection for Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.  

Cappadocia Balloon Inflating

Dec 2, 2019

World of Color

There are no known bird species that produce blue-pigmented feathers. The color we perceive them to be is due to the structure of their feathers, which reflect light in a way that makes them appear blue. But what is “actually” blue, anyway? Is there such a thing? To answer that, we have to explore the very nature of color: what it is, how we perceive it and how we use it. Read part 1 in our World of Color series. 

Sophia Nunno Gorbachev

Nov 12, 2019

Upward Force

FTM alumna ('19) and current graduate student Sophie Nunno-Gorbachev has been working hard to design a supportive bra for those with larger cup sizes — a bra that will reduce pain and improve the lives of its wearers. 

Bailey Knight

Sep 20, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Bailey Knight

Indigo, madder root, cutch, Osage orange, cochineal. Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) studio and lab technician Bailey Knight uses these natural dyes to create her vibrant, textural fiber art, which ranges from hand-printed garments and wearable art to large wall pieces.