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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. 

student working in spinning lab

Apr 22, 2022

Zeis Textiles Extension Plays Leading Role in Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Growth

From virtual conferences with world-class speakers to research and industry partnerships, ZTE is helping create a more sustainable future for textiles. 

Lauren Durrell '14

Apr 19, 2022

Lauren Durrell ’14: A Passion for Combating Waste Led to a Dream Career at Nike

Lauren Durrell '14 discovered her passion for fighting climate change as a student, and it led to her current role: project manager of sustainable innovation at Nike. 

Amanda Mills in Senior Design lab

Apr 11, 2022

Amanda Mills Advances E-textiles, Encourages Next Generation of Researchers

Assistant Research Professor Amanda Mills discusses her path to the Wilson College of Textiles, her research and her dedication to providing research opportunities for students. 

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. 

Headshot of Laura Tripp

Mar 31, 2022

Textile Technology Takes Laura Tripp ’14 to Kate Spade, Patagonia, Gap

Success in design, product development and business prepared this alumna for her next job title: entrepreneur. 

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. 

The back of the Wilson College of Textiles with the Raleigh skyline in the background during sunset

Mar 18, 2022

Finding New Uses for Sustainable Material

Brian Edwards, senior scientist for Eastman’s textile application development team, uses his three Wilson College of Textiles degrees to run experiments that will make apparel and home textiles more sustainable.