The makers, make do and mend project is led by Helen Holmes, a researcher based across the Sociology Department and the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester.

Helen’s research interests focus on everyday practices, consumption and sustainability.

Helen’s interest in thrift emerged from a previous research project on food waste, and, in particular, how edible food was disposed of rather than diverted to charities and organisations, such as food banks.

The project is funded by the University of Manchester Hallsworth Fellowship Fund.

Helen can be contacted at:

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