Jennifer M. Woodson is a textile developer with over fifteen years of experience working with internationally recognized brands. During her graduate studies at North Carolina State University as an Institute of Textile Technology fellow, Jennifer extensively researched the sustainable initiatives being taken in the textile industry; from fiber and yarn production, to textile production, to apparel production. Jennifer has carried this passion for sustainable materials throughout her career and has worked with mills and factories across the globe to create products that are less taxing on the environment than their traditional counterparts.
With a background in textiles, color, and quality, Jennifer has worked in different industries, including hospitality soft goods, athletic and leisure apparel, and automotive, to develop materials that meet the needs of the consumer and the specifications of the brand. Jennifer creates innovative materials that outperform the competition by manipulating the fiber, yarn, or textile itself. To ensure materials meet brand and safety specifications, Jennifer is able to recommend textile testing standards related to the material’s end-use. Along with textile development, Jennifer works closely with mills to negotiate pricing and other contract terms.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running marathons, hiking, and camping.
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