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Three students sit at a desk, all looking at Barry Brady, who stands in front of a monitor, partially in view, that reads “Identification, Impact”. The classroom walls are blue and the students sit on yellow chairs.

Jan 19, 2023

Faculty-created Seminar Highlights “Real-World” Sustainability in Textiles Industry

Professor Karen Leonas brings five industry professionals to the Wilson College of Textiles to share knowledge and innovation about sustainability in the field. 

The photo is taken outside of the Wilson College of Textiles at dusk. On the left side, a person stands smiling with a purple instant camera held up to their face to take a picture of two new graduates on the right side of the photo. The two graduates wear a red cap and gown and both hold their facsimile diplomas and bouquets of flowers. Both also hold up peace signs with one hand. They stand in front of a red banner with the Wilson College of Textiles logo that reads "Congratulations!"

Dec 20, 2022

Relive December Commencement in Photos

Celebrate the Wilson College of Textiles' 80 new graduates with these galleries. 

A photo of two bins placed next to each other in the corner of a Wilson College of Textiles bathroom. One is a waste bin and is gray. One (right) is a green bin and is for composting. Both have signage above them explaining what items to place in each type of bin.

Nov 30, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles to Implement Compost Bins Throughout College

As a part of NC State’s goal to become a Zero Waste Workplace, an initiative by alumna Rosemary Edberg aims to divert substantial waste from landfills through composting. 

Photo of Jon Rust in front of a wall of red banners. He wears a black suit, white collared shirt and red tie.

Nov 30, 2022

Retiring Professor Jon Rust Leaves Lasting Legacy Through Students, Research

He’s pushed the textile industry forward through his research and consulting, and advanced the college through his many leadership roles, but he’s most proud of the mentorship he’s provided to students. 

Embroidery machine

Nov 22, 2022

Researchers Eye Embroidery as Low-Cost Solution for Making Wearable Electronics

NC State researchers discovered a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices. 

aerial photo showing the Wilson College of Textiles in the foreground and Lake Raleigh behind.

Nov 17, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Researchers Earn Funding to Advance Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Institute saw promise in research proposals submitted by faculty and graduate students alike. 

Kate Nartker uses TC2 loom in the Wilson College of Textiles lab. Behind her, a bookshelf with spools of colorful thread can be seen. The beginnings of the weave are visible: a bright orange geometric pattern.

Nov 4, 2022

Wilson College Faculty Member Aims to Bring Weaving to the Big Screen

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker's trailer for the short film "Whose Woods Are These" marks an expansion of her groundbreaking animated weaving work. 

photo of a brick walkway on Centennial Campus with the Wilson College of Textiles in the background

Oct 27, 2022

Six Wilson College of Textiles Faculty Members Earned Promotions in 2022-2023 Academic Year

Get to know the six faculty members who recently received promotions in the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Portrait of Yang Zhang (left) in blue lab coat (in focus) with lab equipment and neon dyes in beakers (right, out of focus)

Oct 18, 2022

New Wilson College Faculty Member Yang Zhang Seeks Practical Applications for His Research

The assistant professor views his chemistry expertise as a tool to create a better world and a more sustainable textile industry. 

person stands in soybean field (back right corner).

Oct 11, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

Wilson College of Textiles faculty member Sonja Salmon is leading a collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark that aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production.