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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. 

Greater Good Textile Group members

Feb 24, 2022

Students Work Towards More Sustainable Industry Through Greater Good Textile Group

The Greater Good Textile Group hosts discussions and events that raise awareness on sustainability and workers rights in the textile and fashion 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. 

Sustainability graphic

Feb 2, 2022

Karen Leonas’ Research Projects Provide a Wide Variety of Real World Experiences for Students

One of her pet projects, the Wastewater Toolbox 101, provides valuable help to plant managers all around the globe. 

Eva King

Jan 26, 2022

Fashion and Textile Management Student Explores Industry Sustainability through Kontoor Internship

Senior Eva King spent the summer learning about sustainability in the textile industry during her internship with global apparel company Kontoor. 

Professor Ahmed El-Shafei

Jan 12, 2022

Mission: Leaving No Waste Behind 

Wilson College of Textiles Professor Ahmed El-Shafei delivers a zero-waste solution to one of the industry’s biggest problems: What to do about wastewater produced following fabric dyeing?  

Claire Henson

Dec 22, 2021

Wilson College Student Improving Sustainability One Wolfpack Win at a Time

Textile engineering student Claire Henson is applying her knowledge about and passion for sustainability through an internship with Wolfpack Athletics.