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Caroline Cockerham left and Laura Tripp right standing in a home

Mar 31, 2022

Commitment to Sustainability, Passion for the Process Inspire Alumni-Founded Business

Laura Tripp and Caroline Cockerham, founders of CICIL, want you to ask about where their rugs come from. 

Caroline Cockerham in New York City office

Mar 31, 2022

Caroline Cockerham ’09, ’13 Finds Magic in Material Development

The creativity possible in manufacturing and the mill has led this fashion and textile management alumna to succeed in jobs at top brands and start her own business. 

Claire Hider sitting in Mohawk office

Mar 29, 2022

Meet Textile Design Alumna Claire Hider ’18, Mohawk Industries Project Manager

After earning her Master of Science in Textiles in 2018, the Wilson College alumna Claire Hider has been rising through the ranks at global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries. 

Sustainability graphic

Feb 2, 2022

Karen Leonas’ Research Projects Provide a Wide Variety of Real World Experiences for Students

One of her pet projects, the Wastewater Toolbox 101, provides valuable help to plant managers all around the globe. 

Emily Stolarczyk

Aug 29, 2019

Level Up With an Internship

Securing that first job after college can seem like a catch-22. To get hired, you need experience...but to get experience, you need that first job. That’s where internships come in -- where opportunity meets real world experience. Read on for advice from our students about finding and making the most of an internship. 

Graduation cap

May 2, 2019

The Direction of Their Dreams

Read about some of our Wilson College of Textiles graduates -- why they chose to study textiles at NC State, what they loved most about their time here and where they’re going next. 

Centennial Campus in the fall

Feb 26, 2019

Path to Professorship

The four alumnae we profile in this story are all professors -- ever-curious, perpetual learners with patience and a passion for textiles. They come from different backgrounds, even continents, but they all found their place at the Wilson College of Textiles and in the halls of academia. Read on to learn more about their journey from student to professor. 

Textile collection by Sharae Hines

Oct 5, 2018

FTD Program Schooling Tomorrow’s Designers

In the Fashion and Textile Design (FTD) program at NC State’s College of Textiles, creative expression meets function and cutting-edge technology in an interdisciplinary environment. The intentionally intimate program (32-student maximum enrollment) is in its sixth year and has fully hit its stride, with graduates going on to careers with international companies, launching their own lines and even showing their designs at New York Fashion Week. 

TSC Summit

Jun 18, 2018

Sustainability School

By Cameron Walker and Jitong Li In the spring of 2018, graduate students taught by Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management professor Dr. Karen K. Leonas partnered with industry leaders from American & Efird and The Sustainability Consortium to work on pressing sustainability concerns in the textile field. Through two separate projects, graduate students in… 

Ashley Maurice and Ngoc Nguyen with "Protegete" Project

Jun 4, 2018

Protection by Design

By Cameron Walker North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile…