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Zeis Textiles Extension

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. 

Melissa Sharp

Nov 4, 2021

Melissa Sharp Recognized for Outstanding Extension Work 

The award recognizes excellence in extension, engagement and economic development activities by faculty and staff and parallels the NC State Outstanding Teacher Awards.  

Campus gateway

Nov 4, 2021

Reflecting on 2020: Wilson College Faculty, Staff Win Awards at University, National Level

Members of the Wilson College of Textiles community won a number of awards for their work in research, teaching and extension. 

Oct 28, 2021

Women Supporting Women (In Fire)

Most female firefighters wear male suits that are ill-fitting or uncomfortable, but Research Assistant Professor Cassandra Kwon is on a mission to rectify that. 

Map of North Carolina

Oct 25, 2021

Exploring the Textile Economy: North Carolina Leads Nation in Textile Manufacturing

A new study commissioned by the Zeis Textiles Extension shows the impact of textile and apparel manufacturing on North Carolina's economy. 

North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership members

Sep 3, 2021

The Wilson College of Textiles Becomes Full-fledged Member of North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Zeis Textiles Extension will have an expanded role in its outreach to N.C. manufacturers. 

Stella McCartney Hoodie

Aug 3, 2021

Zeis Textiles Extension Takes on Key Role in Global Sustainability Efforts

ZTE’s experts help Evrnu to meet the tough technical challenge of spinning durable, serviceable yarns from recycled cotton fabric.