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.
Oh, and I make and sell 100% recycled blankets, rugs, clothing and accessories
VIRTUAL TEXTILE UPCYCLING SUMMIT APRIL 12-14, 2023
~ rags to riches ~
Did you miss Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit in April 2022?
There is a catalog of recordings from that event available soon....
You'll learn to establish tangible next steps to uplevel your upcycling biz.
Recognize and blow past limitations.
Creative upcycling inspiration, Business savvy and know-how
Recorded and available soon for you to uplevel your upcycling game.
"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
The Stitcherhood Recycling Society
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.
support and create together
Stitch-A-Long with Crispina
COLLABORATIVE SEWING EXPERIENCE
Fun and meaningful connection for textile upcyclers who want to give back - sew a square for a quilt-like blanket that is compiled and sold to support a cause that supports survivors, makers, and game-changers.
Launches this summer
Rags to Riches Podcast
creative inspiration mixed with environmental business school.
Weekly episodes help navigate both the chaotic and dreamy chapters of building your ideal textile upcycling business, wins and challenges... inspiration and support.
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.
DID YOU KNOW I'M AN ARTIST TOO?
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:
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
Crispina: your workshop exceeded all of my expectations… you are a wonderful teacher, a special mix of knowledge and warmth. Susan Aronoff NYC
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
Here's the latest from RAGTIMES (my blog).
Ready to build a creative textile upcycling business
that supports the planet and your ideal lifestyle?
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