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Tag: Wilson College of Textiles

Mohamed Mansour standing in front of his desk in his office.

May 4, 2022

The Hard Times and Good Life of Mohamed Mansour

As an undergraduate in the 1960s, Mohamed Mansour struggled academically and financially. With the help of family, friends and supportive faculty, the young man went on to build one of Egypt's most successful businesses. Mansour shares his story at NC State's spring commencement ceremony. 

Clothing designs by Sabrina Martin and Mary Grace Wilder.

May 2, 2022

How Universal Design Can Inform Inclusive Fashion

What does it mean for fashion to be inclusive or adaptive? We asked an NC State fashion expert. 

A table display showing a t-shirt with an iridescent hummingbird design - Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Apr 25, 2022

Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion

Researchers from the College of Natural Resources and the Wilson College of Textiles are using nanocrystals extracted from wood to produce iridescent clothing. 

Rayon and elastane.

Apr 22, 2022

Textile Waste is a Problem. Here’s How Researchers Want to Solve It

NC State researchers are studying a process for separating blended fabrics into their component fibers. 

Tobacco thrips with Plant Armor

Apr 6, 2022

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

NC State researchers' design for a new crop cover could provide an effective, chemical-free alternative for insect protection. 

Supercapacitor yarns integrated in a fabric for powering LEDs'

Mar 22, 2022

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns Designed to Store Energy

NC State researchers found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. 

colored boxes

Feb 2, 2022

Podcast: Color

Renzo Shamey talks about the science of color creation. 

Researchers could help make carbon fiber more efficiently.

Jan 28, 2022

Researchers Find New Way to Kick-Start Process of Making of Carbon Fiber

NC State researchers found a way to improve the energy efficiency of part of the process for making carbon fiber. 

Mask testing set-up at the NC State Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Jan 27, 2022

N95s, KN95s, KF94s – Oh My! What They Are, How to Choose and Other Questions

An NC State expert weighs in on N95s, KN95s and KF94 respirators and what you can do if you can’t find one. 

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.