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Zeis Textiles Extension

Iridescent Silicon Microchip

Apr 30, 2024

CHIPS Funding Fuels Two New Initiatives Backed by NC State

With nearly $50 million through the CHIPS and Science Act, our university will lead a regional innovation hub focused on wide bandgap semiconductors, called CLAWS, and also play a key role in the North Carolina Textile Innovation and Sustainability Engine, one of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Jan 26, 2024

New NSF Center Will Advance Textile Industry ‘Greening’

The effort aims to reduce textile waste and make advances in wearable, medical and protective textiles. 

Dean David Hinks and other signers of the Honduras MOU

Aug 15, 2023

NC State Wilson College of Textiles to Create First of Its Kind Textile Training and Education Program in Honduras

The project, led by Melissa Sharp, associate director of Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) in Wilson College, will deliver training to at least 1,500 Hondurans in yarn spinning, knitting, dyeing and finishing, and apparel production. 

Annie Hoyt stands to the right of the frame by one of the printing machines in the Wilson College Flex Factory. To the left, a piece of fabric with a pink pattern is rolled out.

Jul 12, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Student Grows Her Apparel Business with Help From the Flex Factory

Junior Annie Hoyt started selling hand-sewn skirts after high school, but has expanded her business with industry-level machinery at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Lainey Volz wears a blue dress and ponytail and looks at a series of industrial embroidery machines at work in an ITMA showroom. The machines (left) are embroidering yellow fabrics.

Jun 28, 2023

Witnessing Innovation and Making Valuable Connections at ITMA

Wilson College of Textiles students, staff and faculty traveled to Milan, Italy for the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. 

Photo shows visitors Deborah Ross and Katherine Tai watching a demonstration of Pyroman as Sean Deaton explains it to them. The photo is taken from a high angle and the back of their heads are visible.

Jan 10, 2023

Ambassador Tai Visits Wilson College of Textiles

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai learned more about the innovative horizon of the textile industry during a visit to the Wilson College of Textiles. 

student works on Shima Seiki machine in knitting lab

May 5, 2022

ZTE Student Employees Gain Meaningful Experience and Industry Knowledge

Zeis Textiles Extension student employees gain meaningful experience working on industry projects and bring renewed energy to their work. 

student working in spinning lab

Apr 22, 2022

Zeis Textiles Extension Plays Leading Role in Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Growth

From virtual conferences with world-class speakers to research and industry partnerships, ZTE is helping create a more sustainable future for textiles. 

Tobacco thrips with Plant Armor

Apr 7, 2022

In ‘Plant Armor’ Crop Cover, Insects Have to Navigate Textile Maze

Director of Zeis Textiles Extension helps design for a new crop cover could provide an effective, chemical-free alternative for insect protection. 

Jenna DeCandio standing at knitting machine in lab

Mar 11, 2022

Jenna DeCandio Returns to Knitting Lab With a Passion to Help

Textile Design alumna Jenna DeCandio came back to the Wilson College of Textiles as knitting lab manager and brings expertise from her time in industry with her.