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Hemline for Hearts Display

Feb 21, 2022

Hemline for Hearts Completes Sixth Year of Inspiring Wilson College Students

Wilson College students got to work designing dresses and planning marketing campaigns for the sixth annual Hemline for Hearts competition in honor of Go Red for Women®. 

Paper heart dresses

Feb 2, 2021

Hemline for Hearts: Happy Fifth Anniversary!

By Debbie Willmschen Imagine being tasked with crafting a dress entirely of red paper hearts. Now, consider the heart-pounding exhilaration of completing this design within a fairly short four-hour time limit, alongside several other competitors doing the same task, in front of your peers, your professors and random spectators – in a mall. That would… 

Hemline for Hearts competition submissions

Mar 19, 2019

Hemline for Hearts Competition Completes Its Third Run

Hemline for Hearts, the service learning design competition, took place on February 16 in Crabtree Valley Mall for its third annual run. 

Hemline for Hearts

Dec 8, 2017

Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year

The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February. 

Students at hemline for hearts event

Feb 2, 2017

Hemline for Hearts: Service Learning at its Best

Raising awareness for women's heart health, six students created apparel designs made entirely out of red paper hearts. 

Hemline for Hearts designs

Jan 19, 2017

Hemline for Hearts Seeks to Raise Awareness of Women’s Heart Health

Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve. Six designers from NC State’s College of Textiles will take that expression literally on Jan. 28 when they create apparel designs made entirely out of red paper hearts to raise awareness of the issues surrounding women and heart disease. 

NC State Wilson College faculty and students with the women of Hunar in Jaipur, India

Mar 11, 2016

Home Textiles Leader Pledges Support for Program that Empowers Women, Provides Service Learning

The Wilson College of Textiles at NC State has received support for a unique program that provides students in Raleigh with service learning opportunities and women in India with a chance at economic independence. Nextt, one of North America’s largest home bedding companies, has gifted the North Carolina Textile Foundation with support for the College’s collaboration with…