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Brendan Sullivan

Feb 17, 2022

NC Textile Foundation Appoints Brendan Sullivan as the Next Board President

Textile and apparel industry leader Brendan Sullivan, who served as a chief executive within the VF Corporation before retiring last year, was named president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation's board of directors. 

L'AN 2000 video call

Oct 10, 2019

Selling Style III: Welcome to the 21st Century

There was a time, just before the dawn of the 21st century, when consumers did not have the option to buy clothes with a click and have them delivered the next day. Pre-Y2K shoppers braved overfull mall parking lots and fluorescent-lit changing rooms in brick-and-mortar stores -- or waited weeks for their catalog orders to arrive. But the dot-com boom ushered in the era of e-commerce fashion, now a burgeoning industry with worldwide revenue expected to exceed $765 billion by 2022. 

ORNL summer intern Yue Yuan

Jul 19, 2019

Learning to Lead

Over the past year, almost two dozen women at the Wilson College of Textiles have benefited from professional development grants through the Ellen Rohde Leadership Initiative. Female students, faculty and staff have been able to network and learn through travel to conferences, workshops and research opportunities worldwide as a result of these grants, honing their leadership skills and widening their career paths.  

Graduation cap

May 2, 2019

The Direction of Their Dreams

Read about some of our Wilson College of Textiles graduates -- why they chose to study textiles at NC State, what they loved most about their time here and where they’re going next. 

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. 

Tshepo Dithane and VF interns

Aug 17, 2018

FTM Student Values Extended VF Internship

FTM major Tshepo Dithane shares his experience as a fashion marketing intern with Riders by Lee and Wrangler brands. 

Anna Owens at VF internships

Aug 9, 2018

FTM Major Anna Owen Interns at VF

Rising senior and FTM major Anna Owen was a summer merchandising intern in the Wrangler Jeans Youth department at VF Corporation. We asked her to share her experience and advice for current and future students seeking a similar opportunity. 

VF assistantships

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. 

Colin Holloway

Mar 30, 2018

Alumnus Colin Holloway Delivers Game Changing Products for VF

As lead developer for VF Corporation’s Global Innovation Center, NC State College of Textiles double alumnus Colin Holloway works toward one goal: developing breakthrough technologies for new products. It’s a role that Holloway embraces. 

Ben Cooper

Nov 16, 2017

Textiles Welcomes Ben Cooper as Executive-in-Residence

Wearable tech enthusiast and managing director of IoClothes, Ben Cooper, recently visited the College of Textiles for the Executive-in-Residence Program. He shared his industry experiences with many students and learned more about state-of-the-art facilities NC State has to offer for research and development.