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Fashion and Textile Business Excellence Cooperative

An initiative within the department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

What We Do

FTBEC is a unique, industry-university partnership dedicated to advancing the fashion and textile industry and empowering students in the field. FTBEC connects industry professionals, academics, and students to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. We provide new fashion and textile thought leadership through academics as well as applied research.

As a partner of the FTBEC, you will have unique access to students and faculty who are at the forefront of research within the fashion and textile industry. We offer the following services:

Our Vision

To be globally recognized as the leading provider of thought leadership in management and marketing issues of the apparel and textile related industries.

A Message from the Director

My goal with the Fashion Textile Business Excellence Cooperative is to connect industry with academics and students. As an applied discipline, our research and instruction can only be enhanced with industry partnership. I am excited and enthusiastic about learning opportunities that we can create through the partnership. That way, industry will be ultimately benefitted with better-prepared talents. Please connect with the FTBEC and become part of a leading academic-industry partnership.


Click below to learn about the FTBEC team.

Connect With Us

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