Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd is Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability in the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University. She leads research projects at the intersection of fashion, making, design and sustainability.

Amy’s research focuses on fashion transitions: the participatory exploration of alternative, open and plural fashion systems that respect the Earth’s capacity to support life.

From 2021 to 2023 Amy is undertaking a Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Her Fellowship project, Fashion Fictions, brings people together to generate, experience and reflect on engaging fictional visions of alternative fashion cultures and systems.

Other initiatives include Crafting the Commons, a network interrogating connections between craft practices and emergent research on the commons; Stitching Together, a network fostering critical dialogue around participatory textile making in research and practice; and Reknit Revolution, which supports knitters to rework the items in their wardrobes. Amy is also working on a co-authored book, Historical Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion: Inspiration for Change, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2022.

Earlier projects include Keep & Share, a craft fashion knitwear label active from 2004 to 2014, and Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes, a monograph based on Amy’s PhD research, published in 2017.

Amy’s recent inaugural lecture provides an overview of her work in fashion and sustainability over the past twenty years.