UPCYCLE, grow impact, live your ideal Life - Sound COOL?

Design a thriving upcycled textile business. 

I'm in the business of helping creative textile upcyclers become successful entrepreneurs in a way that's meaningful to them and the world.

VIRTUAL TEXTILE UPCYCLING SUMMIT APRIL 20-22, 2022

~ rags to riches ~

Don't miss this, first of its kind - super interactive, all virtual - Textile Upcycling Summit.

  Establish tangible next steps to uplevel your upcycling biz.  

Recognize and blow past limitations.  

Get a mighty charge of creative inspiration and submerge yourself in the company of awesome people.

april 20-22, 2022

Rags to Riches 

VIRTUAL TEXTILE UPCYCLING SUMMIT

25+ future-thinking professional speakers carefully curated to showcase healthy textile upcycling business models, myth-bust limitations, instill confidence and purpose, and speak to common queries for textile upcycling entrepreneurs.  Three solid days of inspiration, networking and know-how.  Presentations, Small Group Brainstorming, Presenter Booths, Live conversation, Q&A, Virtual Shopping and Studio Tours. 

"As humans, we have a sacred duty to bring our home planet into environmental balance.  Committing to doing that joyfully, nourishes our lives with creative potential."

Crispina ffrench - I believe manifesto
NOURISH the planet and YOUR LIFE WITH CREATIVE POTENTIAL AND JOY...   YOU READY?

Who I work with and how I help

MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY

The Stitcherhood 

CRISPINA'S TEXTILE RECYCLING SOCIETY

A flourishing and inclusive community of engaged textile-centric upcycling makers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals connected by a creative passion to support the planet and live their dream.

premium coaching program

Textile Alchemists' Mastermind

Designed for committed entrepreneurs, serious about upleveling their upcycling business to make more money, grow impact and live their ideal life.  Coaching, workshops and support in a small group setting to reap results.

Manufacturers' waste recovery

E-Covery Initiative

LARGE VOLUME TEXTILE WASTE RECOVERY 

The pioneering manufacturers' waste recycling and certification program for industrial producers ready to invest in zero-waste initiatives and lead by example.  E-COVERY adds value to textile waste turning liability to revenue.

Hi, I'm Crispina. I'm in the business of helping recycled textile artists become successful entrepreneurs.

I'm a recycled textile activist, industry professional, and entrepreneur who has dedicated my life to using sustainable materials and recycling textiles. I've been doing this work for more than 30 years...long before any even uttered the words, "up-cycling" or "eco."


My ultimate goal is to reduce global textile waste and show others how to do it too. I've worked with some of the biggest names in textiles: Patagonia, Eileen Fisher, Crate and Barrel and Timberland, and share everything I know with recycled textile artists so they can become successful entrepreneurs. And save the world at the same time.

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You can purchase my 100% handmade 1:1 upcycled clothing, blankets, and rugs at a handful of in-person sales and virtual shopping events throughout the year.  Hop on my mailing list for announcements.

WORD ON THE STREET

What people have to say about working with me:

Katie George

I took a week-long workshop on how to use old clothes to make new outfits. It took me a while to get the hang of Crispina’s brave and bold way of handling old clothes but her warm and enthusiastic demonstrations have changed my life! Since then I have made many more fun and practical pieces of clothing and home decor items on my own. And am so grateful for her inspiration, kind guidance, and high ideals.   Katie George, MA

Susan Aronoff

Crispina: your workshop exceeded all of my expectations… you are a wonderful teacher, a special mix of knowledge and warmth.   Susan Aronoff NYC


Anne Bialik

Working with Crispina, is without a doubt, the BEST thing I have ever done for me.  Anne Bialik, MD

textile alchemy, Live Recordings, life & business savvy 

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Ready to build a creative textile upcycling business

that supports the planet and your ideal lifestyle?

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