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Evolving Textiles Conference: Materializing the Future

March 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - March 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


A proud North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NCDIDI) Partner Event.

Virtual Evolving Textiles Conference 2022: Materializing The Future, March 16-17, 2022.

The Wilson College of Textiles is very excited to host the first annual Evolving Textiles Conference: Materializing the Future. This year’s themes are circularity in textiles and alternative fibers.

While all alternative fibers are welcome, the focus is on hemp, a fiber with exceeding potential and rapid development in the United States. Progress in hemp is being made across NC State University – in the Wilson College of Textiles, the College of Natural Resources, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Day two will broaden the scope to consider all aspects of circularity within the supply chain. Topics to explore include: Life Cycle Assessment, end of life destinations, resale, mending, recycling, circular design, materials selection, stakeholders and more.

We welcome industry professionals, students, professors, and the general public to register to attend this two-day, virtual conference which will highlight the sector’s advances in sustainability through presentations from experts and change-makers in the industry. This will be an all-encompassing textile sustainability event.

We all know and have attended that conference that feels like preaching to the choir with no actionable change to accompany it. The purpose of Evolving Textiles is to define the current landscape in terms of alternative fibers and circularity in textiles and explore the direction for the future. We will identify challenges and opportunities with the intention of developing attainable goals and work toward having a measurable impact on sustainability in the textile industry over time. We are just as excited to participate in the conference as we are to host it. See you in March!



March 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am
March 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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