Contributor Karen Bravo is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Apparel I, Draping, Advanced Apparel Design, Product Development, and Textiles. Karen was awarded a BFA in Fashion Design from Univ. of North Texas and an MA in Design for Textile Futures from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. She has fashion retail management experience, ran a freelance fashion design company, and has worked in several design studios including Temperley London. She has received a College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010 and a School of Human Ecology Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010.