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Anna Stuffelbeam stitches red thread into a white piece of cloth.

May 6, 2024

Wilson College Student Places Second in Nextile Competition

The Soy in Textile Design Challenge promotes the use of sustainable textiles in design. 

Iridescent Silicon Microchip

Apr 30, 2024

CHIPS Funding Fuels Two New Initiatives Backed by NC State

With nearly $50 million through the CHIPS and Science Act, our university will lead a regional innovation hub focused on wide bandgap semiconductors, called CLAWS, and also play a key role in the North Carolina Textile Innovation and Sustainability Engine, one of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines. 

Ericka Ford (right) and another person, each in white lab coats, operate a machine with switches that spins a fiber.

Apr 18, 2024

Wilson College Faculty’s Research, Mentorship Earns Her University Honors

Associate Professor Ericka Ford is now a 2023-24 University Faculty Scholar.  

Nelson Vinueza adjusts a mass spectometry machine.

Apr 15, 2024

Faculty Member Uses Dyes to Research Degenerative Diseases

Nelson Vinueza, associate professor at NC State University, analyzes dyes to uncover valuable findings in health, forensics and sustainability. 

Sonja Salmon (left) and Siyan Wang (right) stand in the lab with lab coats and protective glasses. Salmon holds fabric samples and Wang holds two bottles of solution with some fabric fragments visible.

Jan 29, 2024

NC State Textile Waste Research Paves Way for Greener Textile Future

Ph.D. student Siyan Wang’s breakthrough research on cotton fiber fragments earned a prestigious spot on the front cover of Cellulose journal. See how her research is changing the game for textile recycling. 

Agee Leinberry models a green and white checkered dress accessorized with gold jewelry.

Jan 18, 2024

Agee Leinberry FTM ‘14: Sustainable Solutions in Luxury Fashion

A passion for high-end brands, sustainability and business inspired FTM ‘14 alumni Agee Leinberry to become her own boss by founding Couper - a luxury fashion retailer that creates one-of-a-kind eventwear capsules. 

Rearview image down the breezeway of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Dec 7, 2023

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles Students Awarded the VF Foundation’s Graduate Student Impact Awards 

Fellowship awards provided by the VF Foundation fund innovative research endeavors relating to apparel and footwear for Wilson College of Textiles graduate students. 

Kayleena Otero looks at a dye solution in a lab. She wears purple gloves and a lab coat.

Aug 21, 2023

With a Full-time Job Offer in Hand, Otero Sees M.S. Textile Chemistry Program as a Catalyst for Opportunity

Wilson College of Textiles graduate student Kayleena Otero supplements coursework with groundbreaking research into sustainable cosmetics practices. 

Maddy Lyon sews in the fashion studio.

Aug 17, 2023

Earning a Master’s to Make the Fashion Industry More Sustainable 

M.S. Textiles student Maddy Lyon applies her industry experience and expertise to sustainability research at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

two students show textile sample to another person

Jul 28, 2023

Textiles Senior Design Students Partner with U.S. Army, Under Armour

Seniors in textile engineering and textile technology at NC State University tackled projects focusing on sustainability, military uniforms, footwear and more during their capstone course.