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.

Jul 13, 2018 |

Two Ph.D. Students Receive VF Assistantships

When NC State and VF Corporation announced a collaborative, strategic partnership in January 2018, one of the goals was to support student development at NC State. To that end, two College of Textiles Ph.D. students have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF, home to such brands as Reef, Wrangler and The North Face.

Jan 11, 2018 |

VF Corporation and NC State Announce Strategic, Multiyear Partnership

VF Corporation and North Carolina State University today announced a collaborative, strategic partnership that will support student development at NC State and advance apparel and textiles innovation within VF. The College of Textiles and VF have a long-standing relationship. Under this new multi-year agreement, the partnership is further strengthened by NC State’s Poole College of Management, which brings particular expertise in business analytics and supply chain management.

Oct 30, 2017 |

Ellen Rohde Leadership Endowment Prepares Students for Success

Following a 22-year career with apparel giant VF Corporation, Ellen Rohde — now president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation — has dedicated her post-retirement life to equipping students at NC State with workforce skills that will make them successful leaders and major contributors to society. With a $1.2 million gift, she established an endowment that aims to provide students at the College of Textiles with the type of impactful leadership training that helped her become the first female division president in VF’s history.