Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd is a designer, maker, researcher and writer who has explored the emerging field of fashion and sustainability since 2004. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions, books and publications, from Vogue to Fashion Theory. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Projects include Keep & Share, a craft fashion knitwear label active from 2004 to 2014; Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes, a monograph published in 2017; and Reknit Revolution, an ongoing initiative supporting knitters to rework the items in their wardrobes.

Current initiatives include Crafting the Commons, a network interrogating intersections between craft practices and emergent academic research on the commons; Stitching Together, a network fostering critical dialogue around participatory textile making methods in research and practice; and Fashion Fictions, a project that brings people together to imagine and explore alternative fashion Worlds.

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