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Master of Textiles

A model wears an athleisure set and stands posed in front of a tree. The top of the suit is orange and red striped with buttons down the front, a collar, and white piping around the arm holes and bottom of the crop top. The pants are blue with an elastic waist.

Feb 1, 2023

Fashion Design Students Utilize Computer Aided Technology to Virtually Simulate and Fit Garments 

In FTD 419, fashion and textile design students concentrating in fashion design learn to design and construct five wearable pieces through digital visualization software.  

Caitlyn Holt and Chad Bolick

Dec 22, 2022

Two Wilson College Alumni Participate in Textile Circularity Discussion Hosted at UN Headquarters

In honor of the third annual World Circular Textiles Day, Caitlyn Holt ’12, ’13 and Chad Bolick ’94 were invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with aims to create a waste-free textiles future. 

fountain at the Wilson College of Textiles Graduate Commons (outdoors) with trees in fall colors in the background

Oct 25, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles, VF Foundation Partner to Support Future Leaders of the Apparel, Footwear Industries

Winners of the VF Student Impact Awards will receive a fellowship to help fund and share their research. 

Genevieve Garland (left) and her mentor Cynthia Istook pose for a photo at Garland's commencement ceremony.

Sep 2, 2022

NC State Leader Genevieve Garland ’00, ’02, ’13 Honors a Lifelong Mentor by Paying Forward Her Invaluable Support

Cynthia Istook’s leadership in the textiles field and the incredible impact she’s had on Genevieve Garland’s life inspired her to honor her mentor by establishing the Cynthia L. Istook Textiles Graduate Endowment. 

A wheelchair model wearing an original design

Jun 27, 2022

Wilson College Students Design Adaptive Fashion for North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

After hearing about an adaptive fashion line designed by two students from the Wilson College of Textiles, the NCSCIA collaborated with the Wilson College to hold a fashion show at their women’s empowerment conference featuring adaptive fashion designed by its students 

textile design in progress on TC3 loom

Jun 14, 2022

Two Students’ Textile Designs Selected for National Gallery

Textile designs created by two Wilson College of Textiles students were selected from over 300 entrants to be featured in this year's Surface Design Association gallery. 

Jasmine Cox

May 13, 2022

Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20: Connecting Others to a World-Class Textiles Education

Current Ph.D. student Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20, who is president-elect of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council, helps alumni connect with their alma mater while also giving students from rural North Carolina access to a world-class textile technology education. 

Wilson College of Textiles alumna Caitlyn Holt

Mar 17, 2022

Caitlyn Holt ’12, ’13: All About Denim, All of the Time

Caitlyn Holt '12, '13, director of product and business innovation at Cone Denim, credits her Wilson College of Textiles education for preparing her to become a leader in the textiles industry. 

Alyssa McNamara

Feb 21, 2022

Passion for the Unknown, Possibilities in Sustainability Drive Master’s Student Alyssa McNamara

Textile technology alumna Alyssa McNamara is dedicated to improving sustainability in the textile industry both through her role at Spoonflower and her master's studies at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Wilson College of Textiles

Oct 5, 2021

Two Wilson College Students Named Social Innovation Fellows

Noah Retarides and Talya Suber will play a role in a university-wide initiative to improve sustainability.