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Zeis Textiles Extension

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. 

a graduate student adjusts an ipad to gather measurements of a female firefighter

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. 


Jul 13, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Furniture Manufacturing Expo

Jul 13, 2021

Zeis Textiles Extension to Attend Furniture Manufacturing Expo

The Furniture Manufacturing Expo in Hickory, North Carolina, will showcase Zeis Textiles' Extensions resources and courses for industry members. It will also provide an opportunity for two recent Wilson College of Textiles alumnae to showcase their work. 

Alexandra Plunkett's GSOFW collection

Nov 1, 2019

Wheel of Fashion

Read on for our conversation with West about the cyclical nature of some aspects of fashion and how fashion trends evolve and spread. Then keep reading for firsthand perspectives from students Celine Borthayre, Emma Rigby and Alexandra Plunkett, and alumna Carly Palmer on their experience showing at Greensboro Fashion Week.