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Tag: Wilson College of Textiles

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. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

Sneakerheads, Not Hypebeasts: Defining a Sneaker-Driven Sub-culture

Researchers report new insights into the motivations, brand preferences and identity considerations of Sneakerheads. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

More Than Just Shoes: What You Need To Know About Sneakerhead Subculture

Here are answers to all of your Sneakerhead sub-culture questions, as told by an NC State researcher. 

Textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made With Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee's prosthesis. 

garment factory in India

Jan 25, 2021

Helping Consumers Change the World When They Shop

Can all of the fair labor programs be folded into one score for consumers? 

Mask demonstration

Dec 9, 2020

NC State Experts Study Performance, Fit Testing for Face Masks for the Public

Researchers at the NC State Textile Protection and Comfort Center are working on better ways to test and study cloth masks. 

Bailey Knight sews patches onto the Wolfpack football team's uniforms

Nov 19, 2020

Culture of Collaboration

The Wilson College of Textiles joins forces with NC State Athletics to pull off a unique project in record time — for all the (sports) world to see. 

Students pose high above the city of London in a glass observation pod.

Oct 7, 2020

Eye of the Storm

An eight-week study-abroad program on global leadership gave a group of NC State students a front-row seat to corporate decision-making as Europe grappled with economic uncertainties and an emerging pandemic. 

Carbon nanotube material wound around a tube.

Jul 2, 2020

Flexible Material Shows Potential for Use in Fabrics to Heat, Cool

Researchers reported that a material made of carbon nanotubes may be key in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand. 

Photo of mask material production line in NC State's Nonwovens Institute.

Apr 2, 2020

A Necessary Filter: Nonwovens Institute Steps Up to Combat COVID-19

NC State begins production of nonwoven mask materials that could help combat shortages caused by COVID-19. 

A laser moves back and forth on a 3D printer on NC State's campus.

Aug 20, 2019

A 3D-Printed Future, Built at NC State

Meet researchers across our campus putting 3D printing to work to solve society's grand challenges.