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Wilson College of Textiles

Joseph Smith is pictured in the center of a mountainous landscape. Dressed in a red, purple and green floral shirt, Joseph is smiling among a backdrop of scattered white square houses mixed in with trees. The town sits at the base of a mountain, with ridges visible towards the top of the photo. Trees grow at the base of the mountain, and get more scarce as the mountain rises in elevation. There is a small space of sky peeking out from around the top-righthand corner of the photo. 

Jun 19, 2024

Joseph Smith ‘23, Explores Italy, Independence and Self-Expression

Recent fashion and textile management graduate Joseph Smith (they/them) reflects on their growth during their spring study abroad experience.  

A graphic design shows an image of Madigan Petri in a lab coat and safety glasses on the right and the text "Research: Greener Dyes" on the left.

Jun 17, 2024

Researching Sustainable Dyes for College Credit at NC State

The independent research course for polymer and color chemistry students provides a unique opportunity for them to tailor coursework to their interests.  

Roger Barker and two graduate students watch PyroMan

Jun 11, 2024

TPACC Marks 30 Years of Innovating and Adapting to Meet the Needs of Government, Industry Partners

The one-of-a-kind facility on NC State’s Centennial Campus remains an invaluable asset for NC State, the Wilson College of Textiles and its partners. 

Mushfika Mica adjusts the female sweating manikin.

Jun 10, 2024

New Equipment Will Help TPACC Researchers Test Military, Fire Fighting Gear for Women Who Serve

The Wilson College of Textiles' new testing manikin should reduce gender-based discrepancies in the safety and comfort of critical gear. 

Bryan Ormond in a white lab coat

Jun 5, 2024

Textiles Faculty’s Research, Mentorship Earns Him Faculty Honors

Wilson College of Textiles Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond has been named a 2024 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor. See how he’s building a lasting legacy of mentorship and support for students. 

An overhead photo shows hands with red nails scrolling through a shopping website on a tablet.

Jun 3, 2024

Here’s How the Fashion Industry Is Using AI

Researchers with the Wilson College of Textiles break down the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in marketing, design and more.  

Senior design students present to peers, faculty and staff.

May 31, 2024

Senior Design Students Partner Directly with Industry Leaders, Including Under Armour and Hanesbrands

Textile engineering and textile technology students at the Wilson College of Textiles collaborate to solve industry challenges related to sustainability, performance textiles and much more. 

Behnam Pourdeyhimi and a group of people wearing protective glasses in The Nonwovens Institute.

May 29, 2024

Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute Earns Faculty Honor for Research

Wilson College of Textiles Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean and Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute Behnam Pourdeyhimi was honored for his outstanding research and contributions to the NC State community. 

From left to right: Michael McDonald, Caitlyn Holt and Allen Little on a showroom floor.

May 21, 2024

Throughout Textiles Industry, Influence of NC State Alumni Is Profound

Top industry leaders and decision-makers have strong ties with the Wilson College of Textiles, forging relationships, networking and collaboration. 

May 8, 2024

Celebrating Textiles Scholarship Donors and Recipients in Style

On April 25, generous donors and outstanding scholarship recipients were honored at the 2024 Wilson College of Textiles Scholarship and Endowment Dinner, hosted by the North Carolina Textile Foundation.