About Us

“NC State of Denim” is a design challenge that is being presented to encourage students to think of new ways to incorporate denim into design and development work. This competition will create a stronger appreciation for cotton, and broaden the use of denim further than its common presence in jeans and jeans-related products.

Guest speakers as well as “hands-on” workshops will be scheduled as opportunities for students to learn about the many facets of denim. Some of the topics to be covered include trends in denim, sustainability & up-cycling, trends in cotton, distressing denim, embellishment as well as branding and marketing.

There will also be field trips where students can visit production facilities to learn how cotton is manufactured and transformed into products.

The State of Denim project will culminate in an end-of-semester Fashion Show, to be held December 4th.

This project is being sponsored by Cotton, Inc.

The Committee

Dr. Katherine Annett-Hitchcock, Associate Professor, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

Dr. Cynthia Istook, Professor, Associate Department Head, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

Dr. Andre West, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management