Dr Katherine Townsend is an Associate Professor in Fashion and Textile Crafts at Nottingham Trent University. She leads the Digital Craft and Embodied Knowledge group and her multidisciplinary research supports themes of sustainable, material and global challenges. She achieved her Ph.D. in 2004 following a career as a designer maker, which underpins her interest in traditional/advanced technologies and emotional durability. She was awarded AHRC and British Council research funding for Nottingham Lace and Guatemalan textile heritage projects and supervises PG students working in archival, wearable and circular contexts. She leads Emotional Fit, focused on garment longevity and is lead editor of Crafting Anatomies (Bloomsbury 2019).