Fiona Hackney is professor of fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University. As co-investigator for the S4S project she led on work with community groups and partners in the West Midlands. She has led several Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded projects examining craft and creative making as a means to co-produce research with communities. Current research focuses on sustainability in dress and fashion culture, women’s magazines, co-creation and social design. Recent publications include ‘The power of quiet: Re-making amateur and professional textiles agencies’ (2017) and the co-edited collection: Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918–1939 (Edinburgh University Press, 2018).
Contact: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR, UK.