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Yarn-shaped supercapacitors created by NC State researchers in the Wilson College of Textiles

Feb 6, 2024

New Study Finds “Sweet Spot” for Length of Yarn-Shaped Supercapacitors

Yarns 40-60cm yield best flow of energy in new study. 

Sonja Salmon (left) and Siyan Wang (right) stand in the lab with lab coats and protective glasses. Salmon holds fabric samples and Wang holds two bottles of solution with some fabric fragments visible.

Jan 29, 2024

NC State Textile Waste Research Paves Way for Greener Textile Future

Ph.D. student Siyan Wang’s breakthrough research on cotton fiber fragments earned a prestigious spot on the front cover of Cellulose journal. See how her research is changing the game for textile recycling. 

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.  

Robotic hand holding a pH color strip.

Dec 7, 2023

New HS Curriculum Teaches Color Chemistry and AI Simultaneously

NC State researchers develop short module to drive student curiosity about real-world data. 

A stock image of a white shirt with a green and white tag that reads "carbon neutral."

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. 

researchers weather firefighter turnout gear in an oven.

Dec 1, 2023

Study Tests Firefighter Turnout Gear With, Without PFAS

PFAS-free outer shells fail to repel oil and hydraulic fluid, potentially bringing performance tradeoffs to firefighters. 

A graphic reads "Suture Research" in red lettering on the left and shows a photo of Karuna Nambi Gowri on the right.

Oct 30, 2023

NC State Doctoral Student Developing Better Manufacturing Method for Wound Closures

Wilson College of Textiles student Karuna Nambi Gowri's dissertation will make barbed sutures more efficient and customizable, which means less time on the operating table for patients. 

A digital drawing shows draped fabrics. Text over the top reads "Research and State of the Art"

Oct 10, 2023

Digitizing Textiles: Smooth as Silk?

DELTA and the Wilson College of Textiles collaborate on a virtual reality (VR) solution to fabric exploration using cutting edge technology such as the virtual viewer, Pico Neo3 VR headset and Ultraleap. 

A blue background with what looks like a paper hashtag symbol and 3D "heart" symbols to the right of it.

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.  

Two students sit at a conference table with a laptop. They are turned to look at Helmut Hergeth. A presentation is on a screen behind them.

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.