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Olivia Hartung taking notes in the Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

Aug 15, 2022

High School Student Sharpens Research Skills in Wilson College’s Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

A grant from the North Carolina Textile Foundation helped faculty member Tova Williams provide a unique opportunity in STEM education. 

Matthew Lezzi

Jul 21, 2022

Matthew Iezzi ’18, ’19: A World-Class Textiles Education Took This Graduate to Thailand, Hong Kong and Los Angeles

During his time on campus, Matthew Iezzi made the most of his college experience — thanks to his Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship, he expanded his textile knowledge and passion for sustainability by studying and interning abroad. 

An illustration of jeans coming off of a digital printer

Jul 11, 2022

Dr. Green Jeans

Professor Lisa Chapman's research aims to make blue jeans more green. 

Tova Williams

Jun 30, 2022

Tova Williams Named Research Assistant Professor at Wilson College of Textiles

Armed with both a Ph.D. and private industry experience, she felt called to return to NC State. 

Maggie Kimmet, Leeman Smith, and Lara Rabinowitz standing with their research

Jun 9, 2022

Undergrad Research and Creativity Symposium Offers Wilson College Students Opportunity to Present New Research

Meet the five students from the Wilson College of Textiles that presented at the Undergrad Research and Creativity Symposium and read about the incredible work they shared. 

Image of potential carbon filter

Jun 2, 2022

Textile Filter Testing Shows Promise for Carbon Capture

Wilson College of Textiles researchers are studying a textile-based carbon capture technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

student stands in front of fashion scholarship fund step-and-repeat

Jun 1, 2022

Graduating Student Ava Armstrong Named Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholar, Presents Research in NYC

The Fashion Scholarship Fund named the new fashion and textile management alumna a scholar for the second year in a row. Read about her applied research project and her trip to the awards gala. 

graphic showing all UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 12, 2022

Putting PEP in the Wilson Step: How Research Opportunities Impact Student Experiences

The Provost's Professional Experience Program provided Addison Seay with paid research experience and the opportunity to advance sustainability within the textiles industry. 

four models and designer pose

May 6, 2022

NC State’s Oldest Fashion Show Provides Opportunities for Its Newest Designers

Seven designers competed in the African American Textile Society's Fashion Exposé. 

Rayon and elastane.

Apr 25, 2022

Textile Waste is a Problem. Here’s How Researchers Want to Solve It.

Wilson College researchers are studying a process for separating blended fabrics into their component fibers.