Dr Leanne Tonkin

Co-Vice Chair and Museum Award

Leanne is a researcher and lecturer in Sustainable Fashion, and Textile Design and Conservation Practice. With over 25 years’ professional experience in textiles and fashion manufacture and conservation, including 10 years as a fashion designer, she has experience in supporting and evaluating the benefits of membership to the Textile Society.

“My professional experiences have led to my current research investigating people-centred approaches to fashion archives, acknowledging the values of sustainable design practice, and connecting uses and users of historical collections – all aspects that align with the aims of the Textile Society.”