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Adhiraj Shinde holds up a dress on a hanger and Aishwarya Lahariya looks at it. A group of other people are also in the room behind them.

May 21, 2024

Textile Engineering Alum Creates Plant-Based Artisanal Fashion Brand

Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Adhiraj Shinde’s brand, Jiwya, showcases the work of grassroots Indian textile artists.  

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. 

Teshaun Smith sits on a staircase with his designs and his football jersey with his right hand. nd him. He holds a football helmet with h

Oct 24, 2023

A Textiles Student Will Play for the Wolfpack this Textile Bowl

An injury prompted Teshaun Smith to launch is own brand; see how the Wilson College of Textiles is providing him with the skills to achieve his dreams.  

Shane O'Toole

Oct 20, 2023

Startup Founder and Textile Leader Shane O’Toole ’15 Pays Forward His Alma Mater’s Support as a Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council New Member

From a Wolfpack student-athlete to a sustainability leader in the textile industry, Shane O’Toole ’15 is paying forward his love for the Wilson College of Textiles by joining the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council. 

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.  

Annie Hoyt stands to the right of the frame by one of the printing machines in the Wilson College Flex Factory. To the left, a piece of fabric with a pink pattern is rolled out.

Jul 12, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Student Grows Her Apparel Business with Help From the Flex Factory

Junior Annie Hoyt started selling hand-sewn skirts after high school, but has expanded her business with industry-level machinery at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Ritika smiles in a prototyping lab

May 25, 2023

Ritika Shamdasani: From the Wilson College of Textiles to Nordstrom and Beyond

Founded at NC State Ritika Shamdasani and her sister, Niki Shamdasani, launched Sani, a clothing brand inspired by South Asian fashion, after the sisters noticed a lack of local options. 

Meredith Howell

May 1, 2023

Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Meredith Howell ’23 Adds NC State Alumna to Her Resume

She says the Wilson College of Textiles helped her grow as a businesswoman and artist. 

Germanee Gerald steams a trench coat. She wears a tan coat, black crop top and black leggings, as well as a white baseball cap and smiles at the camera.

Feb 16, 2023

NC State Alumna, Entrepreneur Styles Execs, Pro Athletes

Germanee Gerald '13 traded in a corporate career to become a wardrobe whisperer for high-profile clients. 

A photo of Ritika and Niki Shamdasani. Ritika stands with her hand on the shoulder of Niki, who is sitting to the right of her. Both are looking at each other and smiling. They are in a bright, white walled room with a green plant behind them. A mirror is behind Niki. Ritika wears a green and pink floral blazer. Niki wears a tangerine orange blazer.

Dec 6, 2022

NC State Student Wins Forbes 30 Under 30

A Wilson College of Textiles student has been recognized among the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and stars in the nation.