Kristina Bruder, M.S.

Kristina Bruder, M.S.

Lecturer
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My name is Kristina Bruder and although I’m from Nebraska, I’ve considered myself a Texan for over 20 years now. I teach all the Textiles courses and the Apparel and Textile Product Development classes in CMHT. I have undergraduate degrees in Fashion & Textile Design and French, a Master of Science in Textile Science and over 20 years in Quality Assurance and Product Development. Much of that time was spent in service to the merchants, designers, sourcing managers and product managers of J. C. Penney and to our supply chain (garment manufacturers, textile mills, chemical providers). They were all my customers. I've been a Product Evaluator for Quality at the Testing Labs, a Mill Manager in Sourcing, a manager of the Textile Library and Workroom, and a Fabric Developer. I loved seeing the fabrics I developed end up on the sales floor. My specialty was connecting product innovation from the supply chain to the right products in J. C. Penney Private Brand. Temperature control, stain release, dual action repellent finishes, wicking, and antimicrobials are just a few of the product attributes I have helped to develop at J. C. Penney. But my favorite things to do are read, travel, watch my child play sports and advise people on textile selection.