Jennifer has worked with textiles for over a decade and has been focused on sustainable textiles almost just as long. As an Institute of Textile Technology fellow at North Carolina State University, Jennifer extensively researched the sustainable initiatives being taken in the world of textiles; from fiber and yarn production, to textile production, to apparel production. Companies know that consumers are looking for a “green story”, so companies and their suppliers are working hard to create those stories. Unfortunately, the devil is in the details; now, more than ever, consumers need to understand what they are buying and how it impacts the environment. Jennifer works to bridge the gap between company and consumer by asking the tough questions!
As a textile developer, Jennifer has worked in different industries, including hospitality soft goods, athletic and leisure apparel, as well as automotive to develop textiles to meet the needs of the consumer. Jennifer is familiar with the testing required for textiles to be applied to a particular end-use, thus ensuring the final product will serve its functional purpose.
North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC
Master of Science in Textile Technology and Management
Institute of Textile Technology (ITT) Fellow
Thesis: “Benchmarking a Sustainable Textile Footprint”
Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL
Magna Cum Laude, Honors
Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Merchandising
When Jennifer isn’t engrossed in the latest textile publication, or learning about amendments to sustainability indices, she’s usually running, hiking, or finding some other way to enjoy the massive gym we call "OUTDOORS".