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The Belltower Collection is sold exclusively by Wolfpack Outfitters.
The Belltower Collection is a private label brand that was developed by and is proprietary to NC State University. The product line for the private label includes apparel and merchandise sold exclusively by Wolfpack Outfitters, NC State’s campus store selling apparel, souvenirs, school supplies, technology and more. A central focus of the private label initiative is to align with the university’s land-grant mission.
The primary objectives for developing The Belltower Collection and NC State’s own private label are to:
- Provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the university’s history and promote community pride in NC State and one of its Hallowed Places, in conjunction with the Memorial Belltower completion and restoration project.
- Create interdepartmental business and educational development opportunities for NC State students, faculty and staff.
- Offer products that create a positive emotional response for NC State constituents.
- Generate funds that support student scholarships.
- Eventually work with North Carolina-based textile suppliers and manufacturers in product creation, with a focus on sustainability wherever achievable.
- Be more responsive to market and fashion trends, while focusing on classic pieces.
What Do Trademark Royalties Fund?
Proceeds from officially licensed merchandise make a real impact on our students! We share funding beyond athletics to include need-based and merit scholarships, as well as study-abroad programs. Not every school can say that — we’re proud that we can.
NC State's First Private Label Clothing Line
The Launch of the Belltower Collection
The Triangle Business Journal released an article about the launch of NC State’s first private label clothing line.
As the owner of the private label, NC State will ultimately get to specify everything about the product — what goes in it, how it’s packaged, what the label looks like and more. An aspirational goal of The Belltower Collection is to have a product line that is, at least in part, designed, manufactured, merchandised and marketed by NC State students and faculty, in collaboration with North Carolina companies, and that is sold exclusively by NC State.
NC State officially launched a limited line of merchandise on Nov., 20, 2020, with plans to broaden the product line in a more robust Belltower Collection launch to coincide with the rededication of the University’s iconic Memorial Belltower in May 2021.
An additional benefit of an NC State private label being sold exclusively by our campus bookstore is that all retail sales and trademark licensing revenues will be realized by NC State. At NC State, the overwhelming majority of trademark licensing revenues provide scholarship support to NC State students. This is yet another way in which The Belltower Collection was truly created by NC State, for NC State.
The Memorial Belltower
The Memorial Belltower
In 1921, NC State laid the cornerstone of the Memorial Belltower in honor of alumni who died through military service in World War I.
One of NC State's hallowed places, this beloved site has become an icon of the university and a symbol of our past, present and future. The ''legend in stone'' stands tall and proud, a 115-foot testament to the granite strength and timeless values of the Wolfpack illuminated in red to mark NC State's proudest occasions and achievements.
A century after its cornerstone was placed, the Memorial Belltower has been restored to its full glory and outfitted with a carillon of 55 bells.
To celebrate this cherished NC State landmark and all it represents, this is "The Belltower Collection."
The Art of the Belltower Collection
The Belltower Collection Logo Sheet
The Belltower Collection features the primary belltower mark as well as two secondary marks.
The 55 bells mark references the NC State Memorial Belltower carillon, which consists of 55 bells, handcrafted by the B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry in Ruther Glen, Virginia.
The smallest bell is only 6 inches in diameter and weighs 16 pounds, ringing a high C. Purchased by the class of 2010, the largest bell is a 45-inch F note, tipping the scales at more than 1,800 pounds.
The 1921/2021 mark honors both the year when the cornerstone was placed and the year when the belltower was rededicated. The Memorial Belltower, its cornerstone dating to 1921, honors NC State alumni who died through military service in World War I. This beloved structure stands as an icon of our university and a symbol of our past, present and future.
Now, a century later, the Belltower Collection celebrates a legend in stone.