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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. 

Professor Leonas and her students

Nov 23, 2021

Bringing Back The Best

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles faculty members who transitioned from students to faculty while bringing their best back to campus. 

Students recycling textile

Nov 18, 2021

Sustainability Committee Makes A Difference

Staff, faculty and students collaborate to improve sustainability at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

people viewing senior design poster

Nov 3, 2021

Senior Design Students Share Progress, Receive Feedback During Poster Session

Each team of textile technology and textile engineer students works with an industry sponsor to solve real world problems, from testing methods to product development. 

Anna Labar and Alex Tointon

Oct 18, 2021

Students Explore Sustainability in Textiles Through Research, New Course

A new course at the Wilson College of Textiles equips students with the sustainability knowledge to effect change. Two undergraduate students provided insight to make the class impactful for their classmates. 

Wilson College of Textiles

Oct 5, 2021

Two Wilson College Students Named Social Innovation Fellows

Noah Retarides and Talya Suber will play a role in a university-wide initiative to improve sustainability. 

Ritika Burman and Jessica Singleton

Feb 8, 2021

Wilson College of Textiles Honors Alumnae with New Distinguished Young Alumni Award

In a time when virtual Zoom meetings can blur together, the Wilson College of Textiles used the element of surprise in naming Ritika Burman ’15 and Jessica Singleton ’09 recipients of the inaugural Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

Ross Sozzani and Jessica Gluck talking.

Nov 20, 2019

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not. 

Students recycling at green zone bins

Jan 11, 2019

Sustainability Committee Tackles Textile Waste with Green Zone Recycling Bins

The Wilson College of Textiles Sustainability Committee has partnered with Green Zone, a textile reclamation operator, headquartered in Durham, North Carolina to reduce textile waste at the College and within the community.