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Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management

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Jan 26, 2024

Exploring New York City and Gaining Industry Experience

Wilson College of Textiles student Meredith Gaskill shares her experience interning for Macy's in a new video blog. 

Agee Leinberry models a green and white checkered dress accessorized with gold jewelry.

Jan 18, 2024

Agee Leinberry FTM ‘14: Sustainable Solutions in Luxury Fashion

A passion for high-end brands, sustainability and business inspired FTM ‘14 alumni Agee Leinberry to become her own boss by founding Couper - a luxury fashion retailer that creates one-of-a-kind eventwear capsules. 

A person hovers a phone over their feet and a shoe appears over one of the feet on the phone screen.

Jan 10, 2024

What is a Virtual Fitting Room? Advantages and Early Adopters

Virtual Fitting Rooms are another way retailers are integrating augmented reality and augmented intelligence into their business models.  

Model poses in black and blue outfit from Sophia Brown's collection, Sophisticated.

Dec 14, 2023

Threads Fashion Gala 2023 Showcases Student Talent in an Immersive Setting

Embracing a hybrid art gallery fashion show format and a collaboration with Coach, 13 student-designed collections were featured after a semester of hard work and creative vision. 

Thomas Rosemond, a fall 2023 graduate earning his degree in fashion and textile management, stands outside of Wilson College of Textiles.

Dec 13, 2023

Thomas Rosemond: Woven Into Wilson

Once Thomas Rosemond set his sights on NC State, there was no plan B. He reflects on the community — and real-world experience — he gained in Wilson College of Textiles. 

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Dec 13, 2023

See What Textiles Students Made in Spring 2023

The newest student portfolio features selected works from designers enrolled in the fashion design, textile design, and fashion development and product management programs at NC State's Wilson College of Textiles. 

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Dec 11, 2023

Gap Semester in Prague as a Connect Student: A Life-Changing Experience

Elle Smith was one of 36 students from the Prague Connect​ program who stepped out of their comfort zone​ after high school and spent their first college semester abroad in Prague in the fall of 2023. 

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Dec 7, 2023

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles Students Awarded the VF Foundation’s Graduate Student Impact Awards 

Fellowship awards provided by the VF Foundation fund innovative research endeavors relating to apparel and footwear for Wilson College of Textiles graduate students. 

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Dec 4, 2023

What Is Greenwashing And Why Are More Companies Being Accused of It?

An increasing number of fashion brands are facing accusations of greenwashing. The Fashion and Textile Business Excellence Collective breaks down what these accusations could mean for business. 

Maya Mitchall holds up the NC State Tuffy wolf hand symbol while seated in an Italian cafe.

Oct 31, 2023

Maya Mitchall Studies Fashion Photography in Italy

Meet Maya Mitchall, a fashion and textile management student who studied abroad at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Italy last spring.