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Tag: Wilson College of Textiles

close-up photo of a sewing machine stitching a seam

Nov 29, 2021

Study Details Baseline Needs to Bring Factories into Compliance with Labor Standards

The study is a significant step toward building support for making the needed changes. 

Students work in a textile lab, writing on whiteboards and working in small groups at tables

Nov 1, 2021

Where Textiles Meets STEM

In the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, STEM majors can discover surprising opportunities and exceptional career preparation. 

Woman wears virtual reality headset.

Nov 1, 2021

Expert: Technology Could Help Clothing Retailers Become More Sustainable

NC State's Byoungho Ellie Jin explores the role that technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing could play in addressing industry problems like oversupply. 

Digital denim visual assessment set-up.

Oct 20, 2021

‘Digital Denim’ Is a Pretty Good Match for the Real Thing, Experts Say

NC State researchers printed ink on cotton fabric to make “digital” denim fabric resembling six styles of jeans. 

Sep 8, 2021

Why Disinfecting Your Mask with Alcohol or Bleach Is Almost Certainly a Bad Idea

NC State researchers evaluated impacts on health and the environment from improper use of chemical disinfectants. 

Mask demonstration

Sep 1, 2021

Researchers Are Developing Better Tests for Face Coverings With New Tech

Backed by a grant from the CDC, NC State researchers are working on new technology to simultaneously test face coverings' breathability, filtration and fit. 

Bite-resistant textiles

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. 

Cross-section of the design of an e-textile.

Jun 15, 2021

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles, Study Finds

NC State researchers showed they could print electrically conductive ink on fabric to make an e-textile. 

Jean Ferman and Gabriel Montague talk on a bench outside of Hunt Library.

May 11, 2021

‘That’s What Virgos Do’: Meet #NCState21 Best Friends Jean and Gabriel

As part of our graduation video series, meet two grads whose friendship was written in the stars. 

Jeancarlo Ferman, in the foreground, and Gabriel Montague, in the background, wear their red commencement robes and mortar boards, stoles and red face masks outside. 

May 7, 2021

Local Company Donates Innovative, Breathable Face Masks for Commencement

For spring commencement, a local entrepreneur is donating thousands of masks using material created at NC State. 

Bailey Knight sews a patch on a football uniform

Mar 15, 2021

Textiles Loaner Program Keeps Students on Track

Thanks to donor support and the NC Textile Foundation, the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at Wilson College of Textiles has continued preparing its students to become industry-ready professionals even while they learn remotely. 

Orange biocatalytic yarn with oxygen bubbles

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated With Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial cellulose

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

A woven fabric surface analysis image

Mar 2, 2021

3D Images of Fabric ‘Sandwich’ Can Help Measure Textile Friction

NC State researchers developed a method of measuring fabric’s roughness using 3D imaging. 

Researchers are developing an armband that can track heart rate.

Mar 1, 2021

Study Finds Ideal Placement, Pressure for Armband That Could Track Heart Rate

In an effort to develop an armband that can track the heart's electrical activity, NC State researchers determined the ideal placement for three electrodes in their band design, and how tightly the band needs to be worn.