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Dr. Januka Budhathoki-Uprety in lab

Mar 25, 2019

New Faculty Member Exploring How Polymer Science Can Improve Your Well-Being

Meet Dr. Januka Budhathoi-Uprety, one of the college's newest faculty members who is researching how to further implement the utilization of textiles into the healthcare industry. Find out about her experience and what she plans to do at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Moriah Mattix, Founder of Seababy

Feb 18, 2019

Aloha! Meet the Founder of Seababy

Written by Nicholas Wommack, Supply Chain Operations student, Poole College of Management  NC State student Moriah Mattix is a young entrepreneur who is striving to change one of the most specific lines of fashion: baby clothing. At the young age of 14, Moriah began her online business, Seababy, that comes with its own unique twist on clothing for… 

Textile collection by Sharae Hines

Oct 5, 2018

FTD Program Schooling Tomorrow’s Designers

In the Fashion and Textile Design (FTD) program at NC State’s College of Textiles, creative expression meets function and cutting-edge technology in an interdisciplinary environment. The intentionally intimate program (32-student maximum enrollment) is in its sixth year and has fully hit its stride, with graduates going on to careers with international companies, launching their own lines and even showing their designs at New York Fashion Week. 

Lisa Bledsoe

Jan 23, 2018

Second Act

After a career behind the scenes in theater, College of Textiles graduate student Lisa Bledsoe explores expressive design in orthotics. 

Elton Lawrence

Nov 28, 2017

Where Are They Now?

We checked in with some of our young alumni working all over the state to learn how they got their jobs, what their workdays are like and their advice for a successful career. 

Claire Hider

May 12, 2017

Textile Designer Claire Hider’s Inspired College Journey

Commencement speaker Claire Hider’s recent textile collection “Aligned (Undefined)” was inspired by Bauhaus, the German modernist school of art that sought to reconnect art and manufacturing. In a way, her selection of hand painted and digital designs serves as a metaphor for her studies at the College of Textiles; as she earned her bachelor of science in Fashion and Textile Design and completed a series of internships, she was able to translate her love of art and interest in science and technology into marketable product. 

Model in black dress on runway

May 24, 2016

Shows Highlight Student Creativity and Innovation

The spring 2016 semester at the Wilson College of Textiles culminated in three shows featuring the work of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management students. While each show challenged designers to create and innovate in different ways and along unique themes, they all brought the same result: exciting fashion and textile designs that demonstrated the unique… 

Wilson College Campus

May 13, 2016

FTD: Emerging Designers Showcase Delivers Creativity and Innovation

Written by Elena Durvas On May 5, hundreds of guests including students, faculty and families, flocked to the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus to attend the Wilson College of Textiles’ FTD Emerging Designers Showcase, an opportunity for 15 seniors in Fashion and Textile Design to reveal the collections they have created. Launched…