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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. 

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. 

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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.  

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.  

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. 

Super-resolution imaging of nuclear pore complexes.

Aug 24, 2023

Researchers Sharpen Their Focus on Passages Into the Nucleus

Scientists hope they can build on findings in a new study to understand the role of tiny nuclear pores in cell development and disease. 

Shourya Lingampally adjusts a machine in a first-floor lab of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Jul 24, 2023

Wearable Connector Technology Advances at Wilson College of Textiles Could Assist Doctors, Soldiers in Combat

Researchers develop wearable connectors that could be key to functionality of critical devices in a range of wearable technology fields. 

Lainey Volz wears a blue dress and ponytail and looks at a series of industrial embroidery machines at work in an ITMA showroom. The machines (left) are embroidering yellow fabrics.

Jun 28, 2023

Witnessing Innovation and Making Valuable Connections at ITMA

Wilson College of Textiles students, staff and faculty traveled to Milan, Italy for the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition.