Gopika Nath, a Fulbright Scholar and an alumnus of Central St. Martins, London, U.K, her association with textiles began in 1976. Her work spans many genres and her talent and expertise have been successfully employed by the Corporate Sector, the Handloom Industry, Retail Organizations, Fashion Designers, Exporters and Educational Institutes. She has been a trail blazer in many ways and initiated the 'Art for Wear' movement in India in the early 1990’s with her range of exclusive hand-painted sarees and scarves. She has also worked with leading Fashion Designers, creating speciality fabrics for Rohit Bal, Rina Dhaka, Gitanjali Kashyap and Ashish Soni, among others. Teaching has been integral to her art-practice from the commencement of her career. In addition to teaching traditional subjects relating to design, she conceived, designed and taught a design sensitization programme for management professionals. She presently conducts workshops using textiles/embroidery as a tool, bringing forth ancient ideals of hand- crafting into the contemporary environment, to help alleviate stress, enhance creativity and develop leadership qualities.